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  1. VDub2174's Avatar
    A step in the right direction?

    Google hopes to make video calling magical with Duo | Android Central
    Laura Knotek and Matty like this.
    05-19-2016 08:18 AM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I doubt if I'll ever use it, since I never use video calling. Whenever I've used apps that have a video calling feature, I turn off my FFC anyway.
    05-19-2016 08:33 AM
  3. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I like the idea of working with lower connection speeds. Probably with developing countries in mind, but not everywhere in the US has the most blazing fast internet either.

    I'm just curious where this leaves Hangouts though.
    Laura Knotek and VDub2174 like this.
    05-19-2016 10:34 AM
  4. jstwondrng's Avatar
    Personally, even though I don't use video calling much, I find it to be much better than Facetime. I really like the preview of whom is trying to reach you prior to answering the call. Now, if they could only implement this in Android Wear 2.0... That would be awesome.

    J
    05-19-2016 11:36 AM
  5. koves's Avatar
    I think it looks interesting and will probably use it when it's finally available.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-19-2016 12:16 PM
  6. Kjthomas0724's Avatar
    Looking forward to giving it a try.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-19-2016 03:41 PM
  7. Queen Kong1's Avatar
    I like it...so i don't have to use facebook messenger!!! as default one.
    05-20-2016 03:14 AM
  8. BattleSwine's Avatar
    I'm looking forward to giving it a try. Skype under Micro$loth has at best stagnated and at worst has become a way to spam their other apps/services. Facebook apps are resource hogs I want no part of.

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    05-22-2016 04:27 PM
  9. Kjthomas0724's Avatar
    I think Google is taking far to long to release duo and allo. Why announce it if it's going to take them so long to release it?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    07-05-2016 01:25 PM
  10. VDub2174's Avatar
    I think Google is taking far to long to release duo and allo. Why announce it if it's going to take them so long to release it?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    To build anticipation?
    07-07-2016 03:27 PM
  11. anon(9072051)'s Avatar
    To float a Sword-of-Damocles style deadline above their dev team's heads?
    07-08-2016 11:36 AM
  12. kirbwrx's Avatar
    Used it twice today and love the video quality and connection over hangouts. Calling family on hangouts I would struggle to hear them sometimes but zero issues so far with Duo.
    08-16-2016 09:21 PM
  13. victoryrules8's Avatar
    Very nice app. I have zero complaints. It does what it was designed to do with no issues just like FaceTime worked when I was a wee little iPhone user a few years back.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-17-2016 04:43 AM
  14. Vyrlokar's Avatar
    I'm a heavy Hangouts (ang gtalk) user, and I fear what will happen to my favorite IM program. Allo/Duo should have some form of Hangouts integration or something. The things I can't live without from Hangouts:

    Desktop client
    Being able to use it on multiple devices with only one account, including devices without cellular connectivity like wifi only tablets
    Group video chat
    Group text chat

    Until Duo/Allo have all those (and it seems it goes against the goal of having bloody simple apps that only do one thing and do it well) or there's an ecosystem of apps that handle these use cases, I'm not switching
    08-17-2016 05:32 AM
  15. dlaluan's Avatar
    Been using it with the wifey since it was released. The 1 feature I love the most is that if the video connection gets choppy, it does not take away from the clarity of the voice call. I can totally see where the audio-only capability can occur. The voice and video have somehow been split so they don't interfere with each other.
    08-18-2016 01:30 PM
  16. Clocks's Avatar
    Been using it with the wifey since it was released. The 1 feature I love the most is that if the video connection gets choppy, it does not take away from the clarity of the voice call. I can totally see where the audio-only capability can occur. The voice and video have somehow been split so they don't interfere with each other.
    That's awesome. That's a huge annoyance when I use hangouts video calls for work.
    08-20-2016 05:50 PM
  17. udnh's Avatar
    My wife was kind enough to install, so we've been trying a few times. I like the simplicity of it in order to start a call, and the knock-knock feature is actually enjoyable.

    So far I haven't found the need (nor want) to go back to hangouts for a video call (even though we use it for chat), but the fact that Duo is mobile only is a bit annoying.
    08-23-2016 07:22 AM
  18. VitaminA's Avatar
    That's a downer, hearing that it doesn't work on wifi-only tablets. I usually just grab whichever device is closest to me when a hangouts call comes through, so it will be annoying to have to always use my phone. I'll still use it, but I'll have to keep hangouts too.
    08-23-2016 12:19 PM
  19. Matty's Avatar
    i currently use SKYPE & BBM Video Chat and it does everything i need, plus its free. So there isn't much draw for me to use it, buuut, i always like to try new things out just so if people ask about it i can give them a 'first impressions'.
    08-25-2016 03:49 PM
  20. genvarev's Avatar
    I like Google Duo
    09-01-2016 03:02 AM
  21. brownhornet's Avatar
    I like it, but no one uses it
    09-08-2016 11:08 PM
  22. Kjthomas0724's Avatar
    I like it, but no one uses it

    Same. I only have one contact using it
    09-09-2016 03:37 PM
  23. Ramesh Krishnamurthy9's Avatar
    Video keeps pausing. Quite frustrating. I use it a lot only becoz WhatsApp calling doesn't work at my workplace.
    09-15-2016 08:30 AM
  24. anon(9410778)'s Avatar
    So I used it once the day it became available. I liked it. It fit my needs as a very simple no frills video chat. Then my other half went out of town and I tried it again. For me, it was great. Much better quality than we had on hangouts. No pixelation, and maybe a stutter or two that I noticed. Overall I liked it and my other half made mention on how great the quality was without me mentioning it.

    I would mention that she was on public wifi, but a quality service should work on any modern network, duo did just that. I'm impressed.
    09-15-2016 02:25 PM
  25. ljbad4life's Avatar
    I have to say i'm impressed with Google duo. It's simple, the knock knock feature I thought was a gimmick, turned out to be a nice little feature. The quality is much better even in low bandwidth situations.
    09-21-2016 12:59 PM
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