Pah. Who needs Facebook ? Well, this is what Google are hoping you’ll think following the launch of Google Buzz. It’s a way to share your photos, videos and updates and it’s already integrated into some Gmail accounts.
It’s also available for your phone – just browse to buzz.google.com on your device to grab the client. An Android client is obviously already there, but Windows Mobile users can’t quite get the full functionality just yet – a Buzz Layer on Google Maps for mobile is available from m.google.com/maps though.
Google Buzz will integrate your status updates with your current GPS location and you can see other “buzz” in your local area. Imagine super-local Twitter trends and you’ll soon begin to see the power behind this. Google are also integrating a post button within Google.com and you can talk to your Android phone and update that way.
Click on to see a video showing it all in action. Google may be collosal, but can they really knock people off Twitter and Facebook ?
Update – Hmm.. looks like Google are yet again hitting the fragmentation wall – Buzz is only available for Android 2.0 and above. This instantly puts the brakes on most Android phones out there. Fail.
Links – Google Buzz – Demo video
Credit – Marcus Isaacs