Google Duo

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  • Last update: 2 years ago
  • Size: 11.01M
  • Compatibility: 4.1 and up
  • Author: Google Inc.
  • Content rating: Rated for 3+
  • Package name: com.google.android.apps.tachyon
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Google Duo is a functional and trustworthy video chat, which provides the highest quality of the picture during video calls. This simple application is available for mobile phones and tablets. You can download Google Duo from Google Play for the Android-based gadgets starting with 4.4 version. There is also Google Duo version for iOS devices.

Functionality 5/5

Google Duo helps you to stay in touch with your family members, friends, and colleagues. The app provides high definition calls, so you’ll see a person clearly as if they were sitting in front of you. You’ll enjoy the conversation to the fullest. The quality remains good even when you are on the road.

In case you don’t catch your friends online, you can send a video message. So they can watch it and answer you, when they are available.

Design 4/5

Google Duo review wouldn’t be complete without the design description. The app has a simple interface, and you can easily understand how everything works. The application looks similar to many other messengers of this kind. The picture of the person who is calling you covers the whole display, and your image is shown in the left corner of the screen. The developers gave curved edges to the small picture in the corner.

Usability 5/5

Google Duo is extremely easy to use. If you want to begin a chat with anyone, you just need to click on the contact icon. The navigation, in general, is pretty straightforward. The picture of the user calling you is shown on the screen, you can accept or reject the call pressing on the corresponding buttons. It’s convenient to not only to make video calls, but usual voice calls with the help of this app. There is an option to leave a voicemail too. Unfortunately, there is no possibility to send text messages in Google Duo.

Cross-platform use 5/5

The application originally was developed for Android mobile phones. Android 4.4 and later OS versions are required for stable work. The app is also available for iOS devices and requires iOS 9.0 or later.

In-app purchases

Speaking about extra expenses, there is no need to make additional in-app purchases. The app is totally free. The only fees that can be charged are those of your MVNO or mobile carrier.

The Bottom Line

Google Duo is a solid video-calling app. Talk online, leave video messages or voicemail. Its simple clean interface provides a pleasant experience. There’s nothing excessive, and that’s what makes Duo so good. Focusing on one major service, Duo provides great high definition calls, and end-to-end encryption makes sure your private info is secure.

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Conclusion

If you need an app for a simple purpose - to make video calls, Google Duo is the best option out there.


Pros : free;
high-quality connection;
compatible with Android and iOS devices;
end-to-end encryption.

Cons : doesn’t support texting.


Functionality 5.0

Design 4.0

Usability 5.0

Cross-platform use 5.0


Average : 4.8

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Google Duo Version History


  • Google Duo v.4.0.138442281.DR4_RC09 for Android 4.1+ Nov. 09, 2016
  • Google Duo v.4.0.136865660.DR4_RC05 for Android 4.1+ Nov. 06, 2016
  • Google Duo v.3.0.134843407.RC3_RC09 for Android 4.1+ Oct. 16, 2016
  • Google Duo v.3.0.134843407.RC3_RC09 for Android 4.1+ Oct. 11, 2016
  • Google Duo v.2.0.134342967.RC2_RC09 for Android 4.1+ Oct. 06, 2016
  • Google Duo v.2.0.133631040.RC2_RC08 for Android 4.1+ Sep. 25, 2016
  • Google Duo v.1.0.130986974.RC1_RC39 for Android 4.1+ Aug. 30, 2016
  • Google Duo v.1.0.130018012.RC1_RC29 for Android 4.1+ Aug. 15, 2016
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