Google Duo

Jul 16, 2016

richa

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Google Duo : A Simple one to one video calling app for everyone.

Now a day’s video calling is very important in every field. It is become officially of our mainstream. Therefore there are many applications for video calling in android and iPhone. For example: Face time, Skype, hangout, viber, Jus talk etc…

But all have problem of platform. Because if one user has iPhone and other has android so there are problem generate in video calling. But now Google launching a newly application Google Duo.

 

Google duo is unites two platforms android and iPhone. Google Duo was announced at Google I/O in May and rolls out globally on 15th Aug 2016 on Android and iOS 9 in 78 languages. A video-calling app that is a direct alternative to Apple’s Face time. The app fits squarely into Google’s playbook in mobile.

Limitations:

  • Google duo is an only mobile service, at least for now, so you cannot do call a friend or colleague from desktop or PC or laptop, as is possible on Skype and Face Time.
  • Google duo, unlike Hangouts, is designed for one-to-one calls only, not group video chat.

Usage:

Both parties must have the Google duo application, which you can take for free from the App Store for the iPhone or the Google Play Store on Android.

There’s not much setup involved in this app. The service is phone number based so you can call anyone in your phonebook who has the app. But that also means it won’t work with Android tablets or the iPad.

In google duo, there is no need to google account. You just see the camera facing and do call to your contact. If  someone misses a call, they’ll get a notification. That’s basically it. Here the video quality is solid.

The one innovative feature is called Knock-Knock in this app, which lets the recipient of a call see the caller before they accept and start their own camera. If you’re not in the mood to talk, the Knock Knock preview will disappear after 30 seconds and the call will disconnect. The caller won’t know that you intentionally ignored him or her. A caller cannot leave a voicemail.

You can also block callers you’d rather not hear from at all.

 

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