Back in May at its I/O developer conference, Google introduced a pair of new communication apps: Allo for text-based communication and Duo for video calling.
Allo is the more interesting of the two, with its deep usage of the intelligent Google Assistant bot -- but Duo is the one we'll get to try first.
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"The genesis of Duo was we really saw a gap when it came to video calling," Nick Fox, Google VP of communications products, said.
"We heard lots of [user] frustration, which led to lack of use -- but we also heard a lot of desire and interest as well." That frustration came in the form of wondering who among your contacts you could have video calls with, wondering whether it would work over the wireless connection you had available and wondering if you needed to be calling people with the same type of phone or OS as yours.