Google’s Duo Has Been Optimized For The iPad

There are plenty of video calling apps in the market today, but yet Google felt compelled to launch its own in the form of Duo. The app is available on iOS devices as well which presumably has been created to compete against Apple’s own FaceTime feature, and the good news for iOS users is that the app has been updated to be optimized for use on the iPad.

Google Assistant Can Now Make Duo Calls For You

While the touchscreen definitely changed the way we interact with our mobile devices, things have definitely changed in recent years as there seems to be an increasing emphasis being made on voice commands made to digital assistants such as Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant, thus removing the need to physically interact with our devices.

Google Duo Introduces New Screen Sharing Feature

Screen sharing is a useful feature to have if you’re trying to show someone something, or if you’re trying to help with something, like in technical support. Now there are a variety of ways for users to screen share their smartphones, but more recently Google has added the feature to its Duo app.

Google Pulls Latest Duo Update Following Low Call Volume Bug

Software updates are usually a good thing because it can mean either introduction of new features, or improvements to existing ones, as well as potentially squashing bugs and also patching security vulnerabilities. Unfortunately updates do not always go as planned, such is the case with the latest update to Google’s Duo app.


Google Duo APK Teardown Hints At Multi-Device Support

With apps like Apple’s FaceTime, it can be used on multiple devices, such as the iPhone, iPad, and even Mac computers, which is kind of the point as it’s supposed to allow users to be reached across a variety of platforms. Duo, which seems to offer similar functionality, is pretty much limited to single devices.

Google Duo Allowing Users To Call Others Who Don’t Have The App

If you wanted to call someone using WhatsApp’s voice/video calling feature, they would also need to have WhatsApp installed. This is same for other VoIP/messenger apps like Skype, Viber, and so on. This was also true for Google’s Duo app, at least until recently where it seems that Duo is now allowing users to make calls to non-Duo users.

Google Duo Could Be Coming To Tablets Soon

At the moment Google’s video-calling app Duo is pretty much limited to mobile phones, which means that if you wanted to use it on a tablet, it’s not possible, at least not in an official capacity. However it seems that Google could be working on a way to bring Duo onto tablets, according to a recent tweet by one of the app’s developers.

Google Enables Duo Video Calls From Ongoing Phone Calls

With iOS devices, when you make a phone call using your iPhone, you also have the option to turn on FaceTime assuming that the other user has FaceTime enabled. This is something that Google is trying to do with Duo as we have seen from an previous APK teardown, where Google is looking to integrate Duo with Android’s Phone app.

Google Phone APK Teardown Hints At Duo Integration

With the phone app on iOS, the call log will show the various calls that users have made or received from various apps, such as WhatsApp, LINE, Messenger, and so on, and this is something that Google wants to integrate into the Google Phone app for Android with its video calling app Duo.

Duo Is Asking To Integrate With Your Phone’s Call History

Duo is Google’s new video calling app that was originally announced last year alongside Allo, Google’s new messenger platform. Duo had originally launched with only support for video calling, but a couple of months ago Google started to allow audio-only calls to be made using the app.

Update To Google Allo Now Lets Users Start Duo Calls

Last year Google launched two new apps in the form of Allo and Duo. The former is Google’s new messenger platform that appears to be the consumer replacement of Hangouts, while Duo basically allows users to make video calls, and more recently thanks to an update, audio calls as well.

Latest Version Of Google’s Duo Supports Android O’s Picture-In-Picture

Just like how picture-in-picture mode on TVs lets users watch more than one channel at once, the same can be said for mobile devices, where the ability to run apps simultaneously side-by-side can be a rather nifty feature. Now the good news for Duo users is that Android O is something they can look forward to.

Google Duo Audio Calling Rolling Out Worldwide

When Google first launched the Duo app, it was an app designed to make video calls. However what about users who also wanted the option to make audio calls? Back in 2016 Google promised that audio calls would be coming to Duo and last month, the feature started to roll out to users in Brazil.

Google Allo For Android Drops Out Of Top 500 Apps Chart

Despite all of the initial hype associated with the launch of its new messaging application, it appears that Google Allo has fallen out of the Top 500 free apps chart on the Play Store. You can head over to the Play Store right now and check out the chart of the Top 500 free apps and you’re not going to find Allo.