According to Investors.com Google may be looking for a VoIP play with this new offering and potentially could buy Skype. It would certainly appear as though Skype is looking to sell and it would make sense that Google would want an IP communications end point. I think it would be better for Google and open IP communications in general if they went for open standards as opposed to Skype.
Of course, there also has been speculation that News Corp. was making a $3 billion offer for Skype, the VoIP phenomenon. Maybe Google will make an offer.