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Google Releases Duo Video Chat App:
SOURCE: pcmag.com

Google Duo, a one-to-one video calling app similar to FaceTime, launched today on iOS and Android..

"Duo takes the complexity out of video calling, so that you can be together in the moment wherever you are," software engineer Justin Uberti wrote in a blog post.

Introduced at Google I/O in May (alongside smart messaging app Allo), Duo is based on your existing phone number, and taps into your contact list—making it easy to begin a video call with a single tap.

"We all know how it feels when a call fails to connect or when video gets choppy," Uberti said. "We've built Duo to be fast and reliable, so that video calls connect quickly and work well even on slower networks."

Call quality automatically adjusts to changing network conditions: Limited bandwidth? No problem. Duo reduces the resolution to keep the call moving smoothly. The app also promises seamless switching between Wi-Fi and cellular data without dropping the conversation.

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Despite the security and privacy complications, I have registered interests in both Allo and Duo, as an Android user who does not use Hangouts - after it replaced Google Chat - it looks like a step in the right direction to compete with Apple, Microsoft and Facebook.