Erica Flores

OnePlus turns Google Duo into your favorite video calling app

Mentioning the popularity and performance of Google Duo in India, OnePlus has announced that it will add deeper integration of Google’s video calling app in its next Oxygen OS update. OnePlus’ full portfolio of compatible devices, spanning the OnePlus 6 and 6T, OnePlus 5 and 5T systems, and finally the OnePlus 3 and 3T, when those phones have Android Pie, it will benefit from being able to treat Duo as essentially the default video call. . Service. OnePlus is integrating Duo calling into its software’s dial pad, call logs, contacts, and messaging, making Duo much more accessible and ubiquitous than just sending phones with the app preloaded, like it is done by most Android providers.

Duo has proven to have the highest call quality in research OnePlus conducted with its Indian users, which is also in agreement with Google’s marketing on this. The app has certainly found a receptive audience in the second most populous country in the world, despite having to fight against the global giant that is WhatsApp. Now two and a half years old, Google Duo launched alongside Google Allo, another of Google’s many failed chat apps. But Duo has survived and even thrived, with Google investing in cash incentives for users in India, Indonedia, and the Philippines, and also creating custom Duo ads for the Indian market.

The current OnePlus endorsement and integration marks a combination of two popular brands, and underscores OnePlus’s established pragmatic approach of not trying to invent its own version of a service that already exists and is being actively used by its customers.