Google Duo Archive

Google launches Duo video calling app, a dull cross-OS FaceTime rival

Can Google spring back from its social failures with a bare-bones video calling app that unites iOS and Android users? Today it’s launching Duo, which lets you 1-on-1 video call people via their phone number. The problem is they’ll have to download the app, but won’t get any bells and whistles, nor the ability to connect with Google Chat, Hangouts, Spaces, the upcoming Allo messaging product, …