Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Google to integrate Duo App to Android by default

Google to integrate Duo App to Android by default

"You can now start a video call directly from where you call or text message your friends, through your Phone, Contacts, and Android Messages apps". Not only just the normal Duo Call over the Internet, the Google also says that they will be enabling a Video Call feature over 4G LTE Network, aka ViLTE. Starting today, on certain Android handsets, a trio of apps will allow users to make video calls using Duo.

Now, we have v20 of Duo hitting stock Android devices and a teardown brings an interesting finding to the fore.

The new move by the company essentially ties Duo app deeper into the Android ecosystem, and follows similar integration into the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, as expected. A recent update revealed that a dedicated shortcut would be included in all the three mentioned apps to access the video calling service. From the phone app for example, the option to make a video call will appear in call history and search.

This means the Nexus 5 is not eligible for it, but the Android One, Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will get it. Video calls will now be directly accessible from Phone, Contacts, and Android Messages apps.

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