Google knows how to throw free stuff at us and these stuff are some great stuff like Chrome, Google Duo, Hangouts and Allo and others, some clumsy ones like Google plus which they would be closing down the project in a few months time . The Google Duo, the calling app that all android phones comes with is one great stuff though most people in Nigeria hasn’t gotten used to it. We are still stuck at other caller apps. How is Google driving the product acceptability? That we cant say, but one thing is that the “Duo” is one hell of an app! It has the capacity to redefine the VoIP overcrowded space.
VOiP! It’s getting better these days and we have tons of them! Oh, it means Voice Over Internet Protocol. It is a system where you can make calls over internet bypassing the traditional method such as cable lines and other forms of GSM ,CDMA and probably satellite technology! As of today, It is getting advanced, amazing and it is cheaper unlike before it was expensive and clumsy. People are getting used to calling via various types of apps that offer this voice and video call solution because it is more secure than the conventional lines.
Today we have tons of apps that offer these services such as Facebook Messenger, Telegraph, WhatsApp, Viber , Skype (more corporate but less interesting) and a whole lot including GoogleDuo, Viber ! Personally, I consider a whole lot before I download these apps such as size and efficiency! Google Duo is the new, simple video calling app that brings you face-to-face with all the people that matter most.
With Duo, they are cool trust me!They are also light an efficient and they come with every android phone ! These guys have perfected the VOIP thing bringing crystal clear voice as light app! It doesn’t take a whole chunk of your memory space and above all it is encrypted (secured ) . By all counts, Duo works pretty well. If you want to make a one-on-one video call to someone in your contacts list, it’ll let you do it with reasonably high quality and without much trouble (provided that you have the person’s number stored in your phone).
According to Elsie Betters , she said “Google is going after FaceTime and WhatsApp and other video-calling apps with its own solution called Duo. Duo is free to use and enables 1-to-1 video and voice calls. … It’s easy to use, too, because the app’s interface is ridiculously simple”
With few drawbacks like no chatting , a bit exclusive ! Most folks don’t know a lot about it and the ringtone it’s default! Sometimes we want to have Simi voice singing when the phone calls or Lionel Richie ! But Google seems not to be interested so they gave us their own boring tone with great service.
According to Wikipedia, “Google Duo is a video chat mobile app developed by Google, available on the Android and iOS operating systems. It was announced at Google‘s developer conference on May 18, 2016, and began its worldwide release on August 16, 2016. It is also available to use via Google’s Chrome browser on desktop and laptop computers.”
Anthony Emeka Nwosu