Google Duo video calling app launching today for Android and iOS

Google duo to replace hangouts

Google had introduced its brand new ‘Duo’ video calling app at the recent Google I/O event in California. However, the app wasn’t launched till now. Google has finally launched the Duo app, and it is available through the Play Store for Android devices and through Apple’s App Store for iOS devices.

Similar to WhatsApp, Viber, and Hike, Duo needs your phone number for the initial setup. The  Google Duo has a clean and simple user interface, but it’s fast and reliable. While calling over the Duo, call quality gets adjusted dynamically as per the changing network conditions and speed. When the bandwidth is low, Duo will gracefully convert the video call into an audio call.

Duo also switches back and forth between Wi-Fi and cellular data connections automatically without dropping the call. This way, you can start a at your home, and continue seamlessly even when you head out. When someone calls you, you can see a video preview as they’re waiting for you to pick up the call. There aren’t many features in the app though. It’s just a plain, simple, and fast video calling app unlike its competitors.

The Google Duo app is built with an emphasis on privacy and security, and all Duo calls are end-to-end encrypted. Google Duo is currently available for pre-register, it will finally roll out in stages depending on the country schedule. Google had also announced the Allo instant messaging app with Google Assistant built-in feature. However, Google Allo hasn’t been launched yet.

[Source: Google]

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Onkar is a freelance writer at MySmartPrice. He is an engineer by profession and an ardent smartphone geek. He likes to write about smartphones, tablets, laptops, wearables, smart home products, and more in his free time.