On the back of this morning’s Google Hangouts news, it looks like the Google Helpouts service (discussed in August of this year) is now much closer to reality, with a mooted 5 November 2013 launch date.
If Helpouts sounds unfamiliar to you, don’t worry. Google (somewhat quietly) announced Helpouts back in August. The basic premise is that it’s a different take on Hangouts, where users can receive help directly from experts via video chat for a fee, or free of charge. No dates have been made official, but Android Police is reporting that a trusted source says November 5th is the day.
We haven’t received any advice on this from Google, but we think it’s a great service and it’s one that I’m sure we’ll endeavour to use. Want a video call service to get common Android problems diagnosed? Maybe this is something Ausdroid could offer. Who knows!