Google brings Duo, ViLTE video calling integration into Android

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You can now start a video call directly from where you call or text message your friends, through your Phone, Contacts, and Android Messages apps.

The Pixel 2 launcher comes with new features including the bottom Google Search bar, a Glance widget, and minor animation changes.

As Android Police reported recently, a preview of Google's Phone app v13, which is now out, brought the new Duo video call integration to the three communications app. If both participants are on a carrier that supports ViLTE, the video extension of VoLTE, the call will be routed through the carrier's service.

The company wants to make video calling from Android device "an integrated part of your phone", which is getting a helping hand from its Duo app.

For those who are left out, they'll just to have download Google Duo and conduct video calls directly from the app.

The app itself is fairly simple, but nonetheless impressive and useful.

That being said, with cheap data rates, people are making the most out of video calling services today. It provides you with general information about your battery and how you are using it. If you have a Nexus 5 or newer device, however, you'll be able to grab it.

One of the conditions for using this feature is to separately download the Google Duo app on your iPhone. This doesn't look to good to me considering the fact that users will be made to go through a long process just to make video calls.



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