1. Aquila's Avatar
    Duo is out now; expecting Allo with Android N release.

    https://googleblog.blogspot.com/2016...o-1-video.html
    Google's new video chat app Duo is available now in Google Play | Android Central

    I've been using both apps for some time and was planning to do a full review in the forums of them; however I have a feeling the blog team is going to write it better so I'll probably just link to theirs
    Danred1 likes this.
    08-16-2016 10:14 AM
  2. anon(9072051)'s Avatar
    I just downloaded Duo. Now I have to think of someone I can bully into downloading it so's I can try it out.
    08-16-2016 10:22 AM
  3. carlos12001's Avatar
    Google duo is available.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-16-2016 10:33 AM
  4. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Just downloaded Duo myself. No idea who I can try it out on.
    08-16-2016 10:45 AM
  5. Aquila's Avatar
    Just downloaded Duo myself. No idea who I can try it out on.
    #FearTheV
    VDub2174 likes this.
    08-16-2016 10:46 AM
  6. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    #FearTheV
    Why does that seem to imply that a certain amount of intestinal fortitude is required that I am not entirely sure I posses?

    I can almost see a sign that says: 'Epic level characters only allowed beyond this point'
    Kevin OQuinn and Aquila like this.
    08-16-2016 10:59 AM
  7. Aquila's Avatar
    After doing too many test calls over the weeks, finally got to do my first "real" call with my wife. Still love the app but long term I won't use it much. I like Allo much more.
    08-16-2016 11:06 AM
  8. Inders99's Avatar
    No...Google's messaging platform has been confusing all the way back to Google+. I have no time to invest in their meandering messaging strategies. They blew this long ago, for a function that is one of the simpler endeavors with phones they've managed to make it a total mess.
    08-16-2016 11:08 AM
  9. Old Stoneface's Avatar
    No...Google's messaging platform has been confusing all the way back to Google+. I have no time to invest in their meandering messaging strategies.
    Bingo!

    I posted tweeted a reply to David Ruddock expressing much the same sentiment. Google keeps coming up with these experiments, you invest time in them, then they drop them. I persuaded my wife to try Hangouts for regularly chatting with her friends and relatives far away. Now Google's doing... what?

    I'm becoming his a mite >< bit fed up with Google's incessantly pulling the rug out from under me. They killed G+, pulling that kind of nonsense. Are they trying to kill their messaging in a similar manner?
    08-16-2016 11:43 AM
  10. Aquila's Avatar
    08-16-2016 03:10 PM
  11. anon(5600632)'s Avatar
    I am so exasperated with Google's messaging strategy that I am seriously thinking about an iPhone, just for iMessage. Now that Hangouts has unmerged hangout and SMS and shows multiple threads for the same user, I see no point in putting up with its clunky interface.
    evansgw and Old Stoneface like this.
    08-16-2016 04:11 PM
  12. evansgw's Avatar
    From having just hang outs for SMS, IM, and video chat (across devices!) we now have hangouts and messenger for SMS, this will become duo, allo and maybe messenger if allo doesn't have SMS. Seems backwards to me. I much prefer one communication app with SMS and IM threads integrated.
    GPuba likes this.
    08-16-2016 05:13 PM
  13. Clocks's Avatar
    I won't use it. My wife and I use hangouts. My family all uses Facebook or occasional SMS when my mom opens the wrong app. A mobile only app is DOA for me since half the time I talk to my wife via hangouts is at work on my laptop.

    My wife and I would switch to Facebook as well full time except id have to keep a browser open to message with her which is a little annoying.
    08-16-2016 09:11 PM
  14. Vyrlokar's Avatar
    seriously, hangouts is all I really need. I would rather them polishing it than having this new strategy. I love that I can hangout from my phones, my tablets, and my computer using the same account!

    Of course, if they allow some integration between allo/duo and hangouts, I might give it a try. Might is the appropriate word mind you.
    08-18-2016 04:11 AM
  15. Aquila's Avatar
    According to someone on G+, Duo is getting the ability to make voice calls as well.
    08-18-2016 04:45 AM
  16. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    According to someone on G+, Duo is getting the ability to make voice calls as well.
    Wouldn't surprise me as the permissions are nearly identicalAre you going to use Allo and Duo?-1471544159315.jpgAre you going to use Allo and Duo?-1471544169974.jpg
    08-18-2016 02:16 PM
  17. ForhanDroid's Avatar
    Until now, Duo is available and only have 3 contacts. I would love to use it but if my friends and family not using it, then I would rarely use it.
    08-19-2016 06:13 AM
  18. Old Stoneface's Avatar
    I am so exasperated with Google's messaging strategy that I am seriously thinking about an iPhone, just for iMessage.
    I wouldn't go that far, but, yeah, Google's wandering all over Creation with their messaging strategy is annoying.
    08-19-2016 07:56 AM

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