Google Duo

Video calling application with cross platform usability

4.2

60 Votes

  • Category Social
  • Program license Free
  • Version 5.1.142054125.DR5_RC14
  • Size 11 MB
  • Works under: Android
  • Program available in English
  • Content rating Everyone
  • Package name com.google.android.apps.tachyon
  • Program by Google Inc.
    1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View 94043

Looking for a one-on-on video calling app? Google Duo features straightforward controls and a reliable connection so that you never miss special moments with your friends and family. The interface lets you jump right in, and it prioritizes function. Before you pick up the phone and speak with the caller, Google Duo offers a live preview feature. Whether on-the-go or lying on your bed, the world-class call quality keeps you coming back. You can video call with your friends and family across platforms like the iOS and Android. Keep in mind, however, data charges may still apply.

Before you can jump off, you first need to link the app to your phone number. Without taking this action, you can't video chat. The minimalist approach to Google Duo means the app operates intuitively throughout. Clicking on your device screen, you view the image from your camera, and it opens access to hundreds of contacts. When someone calls, first a photo pops up. Nevertheless, they will only see you if you accept the call.

Google Duo caters to the crowd who wants dependable video call services. The company succeeds in providing fast, simple and secure services, and they handle Android calling with professional ease. This app's characteristics look almost identical to competing products like Whatsapp. In fact, the video call feature outpaces much of its competition, and a particular point of interest is how you do not need to link this to your Google account to use it. Simply install the app and scroll through your phone's contact list.

Pros

  • Intuitive controls make video chat more accessible
  • Good and reliable video quality
  • Try without the need to link to your Google account

Cons

  • You have to link it to your phone number before you can start

Bug fixes

Potentially dangerous permissions

  • CAMERA: Required to be able to access the camera device.
  • GET_ACCOUNTS: Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.
  • READ_CONTACTS: Allows an application to read the user's contacts data.
  • READ_PHONE_STATE: Allows read only access to phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any PhoneAccounts registered on the device.
  • READ_SMS: Allows an application to read SMS messages.
  • RECEIVE_SMS: Allows an application to receive SMS messages.
  • RECORD_AUDIO: Allows an application to record audio.

Other permissions

  • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: Allows applications to access information about networks.
  • ACCESS_WIFI_STATE: Allows applications to access information about Wi-Fi networks.
  • BLUETOOTH: Allows applications to connect to paired bluetooth devices.
  • BROADCAST_STICKY: Allows an application to broadcast sticky intents. These are broadcasts whose data is held by the system after being finished, so that clients can quickly retrieve that data without having to wait for the next broadcast.
  • CHANGE_NETWORK_STATE: Allows applications to change network connectivity state.
  • INTERNET: Allows applications to open network sockets.
  • MODIFY_AUDIO_SETTINGS: Allows an application to modify global audio settings.
  • VIBRATE: Allows access to the vibrator.
  • WAKE_LOCK: Allows using PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming.
  • android.permission.READ_PROFILE
  • com.google.android.apps.tachyon.permission.C2D_MESSAGE
  • com.google.android.c2dm.permission.RECEIVE
  • com.google.android.providers.gsf.permission.READ_GSERVICES
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