You may have heard that Google has started rolling out Android 2.3.4 to the Nexus S and Nexus One. The Nexus S update brings an update to Google Talk, which allows video chat, which is pretty much equivalent to FaceTime for Android.
The only problem is that it’s only available for the Nexus S. Officially. Unofficially, it appears that it can work on rooted Android phones running Android 2.3. XDA Developers.
Now, from the comments, it seems unlikely that it will work with 100% functionality. There seem to be a few success stories though, and one of them comes from Joe Levi. mobile now who was able to get it up and running.
Here are his steps:
0. You must have a rooted phone.
1. Download Flashable .ZIP file from XDA-Developers to the root of your sd card
2. Update the .ZIP file from step 1 using the ROM Manager (or a similar ROM update utility or recovery image).
4. Enjoy the new version of Google Talk!
If you don’t already have a rooted phone running Android 2.3, this alone isn’t worth the process as it may not work with your actual device. The really unfortunate thing is that even if you have the latest and greatest Android devices like or, you are stuck on Android 2.2 and cannot take advantage of this new feature.
Now, as usual, you install it at your own risk. There may be some issues if you decide to take the plunge so be sure to back everything up. Good luck and let us know how it goes.