Google’s I/O was rocking, we had lots and lots of new things unveiled, including Search giant’s messaging app, Allo, but in addition to that they also launched a new video calling solution, which may stand out of the crowd because it is specialized to work in extremely slow internet connections too, so interesting!
Google’s Duo is based on your cellphone number and you don’t require a new account to run it. Being a cross-platform, it works on both Android and iOS and the app will be available from summer. According to Google, Video calls aren’t use as much as audio calls with their friends and family because their internet connections aren’t good enough to support proper video calling or may even drop out while a call is going on. The Google Duo uses a new technology named QUIC that’s supposed to be more robust than any other video calling infrastructure out there.
In a demo, an official from Google showed how the receiver can show up on the screen, even before the call is picked up and just like Allo, Duo is end-to-end encrypted for secure communications. Talking about myself, so I haven’t been much into video calls in the past few months, but whenever I’ve been, the experience have been bitter, courtesy of my slow internet connections and if at all this app works as it is promised too, it will come out to be a breakthrough!