Google Duo has reached 1 billion downloads on the Google Play Store, in response to the most recent public statistics from the largest app market. Google Duo was first introduced at Google I/O 2016 alongside Google Allo. You may be conscious that Allo is lastly getting the ax in just a few months. However, the story with Duo is the other. It’s seen huge-reaching success and even ships pre-put in on many Android gadgets. That truth is probably going the most important contributing think essentially about its reaching of as we speak 1,000,000,000 set up the milestone.
In Google’s latest replace on the standing of messaging on the firm, Duo was a primary focus. Within the newly-set up 2 by 2 grid of messaging apps overlaying each “associates” and “groups,” it serves because of the video counterpart of the previous class.
In April, Google solely said that it was “pausing funding” on Allo. Google Allo will probably be accessible till March 2019, with the service persevering with to work till then; disregarding as we speak downtime. Google supplied particulars on how customers can export present dialog historical past from the app.
For Google, the primary target is now to “improve SMS” or enhance Universal Profile RCS adoption. This shall be accomplished via the Messages app, Android’s default RCS shopper. The corporate notes the way it “discovered so much from Allo” and that lots of the machine studying options have been added to Messages.
In the meantime, Google notes its success on client video calling with Duo. Launched alongside Allo in 2016, it’s now accessible on Chromebooks, Android tablets, Smart Displays, and iPads.