TL;DR Google kills XMPP (Jabber) support for messaging in new Hangouts. #fail

So the new Google Hangouts will replace Google Talk as it seems. Which means no more XMPP (Jabber) support. There goes another open standard at Google. Where's my surprised face again?

"Google will be releasing a new communications product called Hangouts which users may choose to use instead of Google Talk. The new service does not support XMPP."

"With Hangouts, Singhal says Google had to make the difficult decision to drop the very "open" XMPP standard that it helped pioneer."

"Old-School" Google Talk with working XMPP support will still be available but AFAICS it is moved to the Legacy box and might be shut down in the future.
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