We all know Google is in the process of launching a unified messaging service that would serve to bring all its diverse chat options (like Voice, Gtalk, and G+ messenger) under one big umbrella. However, while we were informed is will be called Babble, Droid-Life is reporting that the name is actually Babel. Babel as a name is perfect for the intended service it is going to represent.
As for its features, Droid-Life reports it would allow a cross platform messenger experience as the service will not only be compatible with iOS, Android, Chrome, Google+, and Gmail, but will also enable one to carry on with the chat seamlessly across platforms and devices. Among the expected features, Babel is believed to include a new conversation UI, the ability to post images, an advanced group conversation facility, as well as better notifications across devices.
However, there still is no word on when Babel is going to be launched, though that is likely to happen at the upcoming Google I/O conference to be held May 15-17, 2013.