Google Duo has come a long way since its release in 2016, gaining popularity day by day. People who don’t know what Google Duo is, it’s a video chatting mobile application, developed by Google and is available on Android and iOS.
OnePlus implementing Google Duo into its phones
OnePlus, which is a huge Shenzhen-based Chinese smartphone manufacturer, has announced that it will be implementing Google Duo into its mobile operating system as a native function. This decision came as a result of research conducted in 2018 with users in India. The research concluded that Google Duo offered the best video call quality comparatively to other apps with the same function.
The firm stated that Google Duo will be integrated into the OnePlus 6T with the OxygenOS 9.0.12 update. While on the Oneplus 6, 5, 5T it will be implemented with the Oxygen OS 9.0.4 update. OnePlus has stated that Google Duo will also be added to the OnePlus 3 and 3T with the upcoming Android Pie update. Unfortunately, older OnePlus phones will not be getting the update. Google Duo will be integrated into the Call logs, Contacts, Dial pad, and Messaging apps and functions making it easier to get to.
Fortunately, for people who still use traditional carrier video calling, that will still remain an option as OnePlus confirmed. It’s accessible by heading to Contacts > Select contact > See all > Choose video call.
You can download the 9.0.12 update now for the OnePlus 6T. While the 9.0.4 update for the OnePlus 6 is also out.
This will undoubtedly help Google in increasing the popularity of Google Duo. We’ve learned from history that Google has never really been good at getting people to use their socially-oriented apps such as Google+ and Allo messenger. But fortunately, Google Duo has not been a victim of this and is instead doing very well.