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I’ve been using Google+’s Hangouts in my browser for a while, mainly to watch YouTube clips with a friend. Today, I finally attended one with my phone – and it was great! Excellent streaming and sound quality, both ways, with multiple people, over 3G. I was really impressed.

(Okay, there was one small niggle: I couldn’t get it to output the sound to my Bluetooth earphones. Apparently this is a rare bug that has been fixed for most people – lucky old me.)

The interface is integrated nicely with Android as well: when you get invited to a Hangout, the phone rings as if you’re getting a call, and you can see what you’ll look like to the other members (via your camera) before you accept.

Have you used your phone or tablet for a Hangout yet?

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