Google Duo: Simplest Video Calling App Ever
(Editor’s note: the gang over at Mashable create some of the finest content on the planet, especially in the realm of tech. We thought our readers who prefer “the Android Side” might be happy to find this particular article regarding Google Duo. Since most of you know that the tech giant is apparently cannibalizing their Hangouts platform, this app appears to be much-more user friendly and super-simple to use. Read on!)
Quick: You want to make a mobile-to-mobile video call. What app do you use? If the first app you thought of was FaceTime , you’ve perfectly demonstrated a big problem on the Android side.
Although there’s no shortage of video calling apps on Google’s mobile platform — Skype, Snapchat, Viber, and even Google’s own Hangouts are all capable services — there isn’t a single go-to app that everyone just uses like there is on iPhone.
That’s why Google is releasing Duo, a new dead-simple app for video calls. Announced at Google I/O, the company’s developer conference, back in May, the app is having its official coming-out party on Tuesday. Google gave Mashable a preview of the app, and, as FaceTime clones go, it’s one of the best we’ve ever seen.
Although Duo is available on both iOS and Android, Google’s goal is clearly to give Android users a […]