Google has announced that it will integrate its video calling app, Duo, to its Phone, Contacts and Message applications. The company has rolled out the video-calling integration to the first generation of Pixel, Android One and Nexus devices.
Google has also confirmed that the integration will be also available on the newly-launched Pixel and Pixel 2 XL smartphones. The search engine giant is also working with different carrier and device partners to bring this experience to more Android devices over time.
Further, if both the users are on a carrier that supports ViLTE video calling, then the app will then place the video call through the carrier’s ViLTE service. For the unintended, ViLTE stands video over LTE network, which is based on the IP system, similar to what we have seen in VoLTE. Google says if the ViLTE feature is not supported, then Duo will place the video call to anyone on the application itself.
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The search-engine giant further adds that users will have updated the latest versions of the Phone, Contacts and Android Messages app to support the feature. Google had promised high-quality video calling with Google Duo both on WiFi and on the go with the mobile network. Most importantly, it is a cross-platform app hence an Android Google Duo users can make video calls to an iOS user. The app comes with a Knock Knock feature that allows people to see live video of the caller before they answer. The app has already crossed 100 million downloads.