Google Duo edges out Pokemon Go on Android

Google Duo, the latest app by Google has topped the Google Play Store “Top Free” ranks within 3 days of the launch. 

According to Android Police, the video chat app is now occupying the #1 spot in the Play Store top free downloads. Given the strength of its competitors, it looks like Google Duo has managed to raise a significant amount of interest among Android users.

In addition, Google intends to add audio calling to Duo as well. Users whose handsets are sporting Android 4.1+ or newer can tap into Google’s new video chatting app, no matter where they are located.

 Initial problems, especially one that has to do with phone number verification for users in Canada and the USA has now been solved by Google.
Facebook Messenger, for now anyway, is still on top of the list, which you can view in Google’s Play Store from an Android device. However, you may have to visit the Store fast because the ranking could change as some new apps do after crashing records. It is basically a simple video calling app which will compete with likes of other popular apps with similar functionality such as Skype, Viber and Apple’s FaceTime.It’s also worth pointing out that Google Duo has an average rating of 4.5, which is much better than the rating of Facebook (4.0), Facebook Messenger (3.9), and Snapchat (3.9)

Video calling services keep bonds strong; not only can you hear their voice, but you can virtually be face to face. The pitch for Duo at I/O makes it quick and easy. Third, a feature called Knock Knock allows access to your caller’s livestream before you accept the call to see their surroundings as a hint as to why they are calling. The app smartly switches between Wi-Fi and 4G network. “You can start your call at home, and continue seamlessly even when you head out the door”. Google Duo is now available globally.

Here’s how the user response has been to Google Duo

What are your first impression about the app?


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