Just a moment ago, Apple broke the news that the company developer is working on the next-generation Mac OS X version called Mountain Lion, and it will be the successor to the Mac OS X Lion which was released by Apple in the mid of 2011, nearly seven months before this announcement. Apple has demoed the first preview of the Mac OS X Mountain Lion in the media announcement, and showed up that the upcoming OS X will feature more iOS UI and functionality. According to Apple, there are 100 new features are bundled with Mac OS X Mountain Lion for the users to enhance their experience on Mac OS X.
Including all the features, there is a new feature landed in the new Mac OS X Mountain Lion called “Messages” a client to use iMessage on your Mac OS X and lets you talk on iMessages through your Mac OS X. Well this feature was hinted back last year by several developers, as they have pointed few snippets of the code related to the integration of iMessage into Mac OS X. The new Message app for Mac OS X Mountain Lion lets you send unlimited iMessages to any Mac, iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch user.
Right after the announcement of Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Apple has pushed the first “Messages” beta version for the Mac OS X Mountain Lion in the Mac App Store. The Messages application is available online to download on your latest Mac OS X Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8) from the Apple’s website.
The new Messages application for OS X 10.8 lets you create iMessage conversation on your Mac and easily allow you to continue it on any of your iOS devices connected with same Apple ID. In short the new application also carries the new feature of sync iMessages on all of your iOS devices. Messages also supports sending photos, videos, attachments, contacts, locations and more and it comes with built-in support for iMessage, AIM, Yahoo!, Google Talk and Jabber accounts. Apple noted that when you install Messages, it replaces iChat—even though iChat services continue to work.
You can download your copy of iMessges Beta for the Mac here.