Google introduces Duo to unite iOS and Android users

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Duo, which is available for iOS and android users, has one solitary reason: one-on-one video-chat. There are no video channels, no talks, and no GIFs. Duo's UI and setup are as stripped down as the application's motivation. You join with only a telephone number. Tap "video call" to parchment or quest your contact list for somebody to call. That's it.

Google Duo, another video application that works solely on telephones, is getting released today. It looks simple to use, without confused fancy odds and ends. You tap on the number of the individual you need to call, they reply, and you have a one-on-one video conversation. No one who utilizes this application can say that Google didn't accomplish its objective of making a video chat application that is steadily, unequivocally planned exclusively for smartphones.

Here's what Duo feels like:

Google in its blog explained the complete working of Duo, explaining how it surpasses other video chat apps.

Network & Clarity : It is a pain to video call people especially in a country like India where network drops more frequently than rain. It gets frustrating to just keep on saying 'Hello-Hello-Can you hear me?' and the lag is huge. Plus, different phones, different apps, confusing UI, GIFs, chats, groups.... We really do need a break from that. Google in its blog quoted, "We've built Duo to be fast and reliable, so that video calls connect quickly and work well even on slower networks. Call quality adjusts to changing network conditions to keep you connected — when bandwidth is limited, Duo will gracefully reduce the resolution to keep the call going smoothly. For video calls on the go, Duo will switch between Wi-Fi and cellular data automatically without dropping your call."

Knock-Knock : You see the same old profile picture when you use skype or any other for video calling, also, the receiver doesn't have a clue what is the call for. Google has introduced a new feature in its app, called Knock Knock. Google said, "This feature lets you see live video of your caller before you answer, giving you a sense of what they're up to and why they want to chat. Knock Knock makes video calling more spontaneous and welcoming, helping you connect with the person before you even pick up."

Security : Google in its blog specifically mentioned that the video calls done through the app will be end-to-end encrypted just like WhatsApp.

However, I can't resist the urge to regard the clarity of reason behind the production of Duo. It's forcefully, fanatically centered around making the most ideal portable experience for video calling, to the detriment of all else. He said no to desktop, no to gathering calling, not even to permitting the same record to take a shot at numerous gadgets. For the Duo group, getting "mobile first" means 'mobile only' apparently. The question here is 'Will this be enough for Google to beat an established player like FaceTime and unite the Android and iOS users, for the first time?
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