Google Allo exceeds 1 million Android downloads
posted by Ben R. / Sep 25, 2016, 9:57 AM
As you may have heard, Google's new Allo chat app launched earlier this week. Despite a generally mixed response and concerns over privacy, the new IM service has achieved plenty of installs, having already passed the million mark on the Play Store. It has become the number one free app ahead of Facebook Messenger and looks on course to emulate Google Duo -- Allo's video-focused counterpart -- which eased past the 5 million downloads mark on Android within 10 days of its roll-out.
The count-up doesn't take into account installs on iOS, and since the Play Store only mentions that Allo is somewhere between 1 and 5 million downloads, the actual number of users on Allo could be considerably higher than a million.
The hype of a major Google release was always going to draw downloads. Whether the search giant can convince users to swap their current assortment of chat utilities for Allo and Duo is, of course, quite a different matter. Though Allo does have its strengths, instant messaging apps are not an up-and-coming thing; most of us have, and are happy using the likes of iMessage, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and the like. Unfortunately for Google, despite the firm's unquestionable clout, it may just be too little, too late..
Are you a fan of Allo? Let us know how you're finding the app by dropping us a comment below.
Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016
Wow, the Allo, just like it's Duo counterpart, has got a lot of hype going for it!
posted on Sep 25, 2016, 10:10 AM 0
Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009
I installed it and I just don't see the point. All my friends use Hangouts, we don't even SMS anymore. So to have two new services that don't tie into Hangouts at all leave me with a situation where I'll never use these. The only people I SMS with are people on iPhones or Windows Phones and neither of those people want to(or can) install Allo so why not just keep using SMS?
posted on Sep 25, 2016, 10:11 AM 0
Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 13, 2011
I used Hangouts, SMS, Whatsapp, Duo, Skype. Between these communication apps no problem. Looking into to try Allo some day. I have tried Facetime, I found it was so so. I prefer Duo. IMO, Hangouts isn't quite there yet, needs some refinements.
posted on Sep 25, 2016, 6:05 PM 0
I am more interested in "Andromeda" news. Really excited to see what google bring in oct 4.
posted on Sep 25, 2016, 10:15 AM 2
Posts: 6599; Member since: Jul 11, 2012
Same here. Hope it's a game changer somehow.
posted on Sep 25, 2016, 10:48 AM 2
Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015
1million downloads and 500;000 unintallations?
posted on Sep 25, 2016, 10:21 AM 2
Posts: 59; Member since: Mar 19, 2015
hahaha Right! I had high hopes for this, as Duo is pretty good. but for now, Hangouts is still the android version of iMessage, although its still laggy and not so great as iMessage. For now I'll stick to textra
posted on Sep 26, 2016, 5:52 PM 0
Posts: 1585; Member since: Aug 15, 2011
Still favor Hangouts. I dont see the point of the Allo, with Hangouts i can text and call from computer, tablet, phone etc. Allo lock to one device. Come on Google, refine Hangout instead keep make new app which in the end confusing us all.
posted on Sep 25, 2016, 10:31 AM 1
Posts: 402; Member since: Sep 11, 2016
I haven't used any Google apps or services on my iPhone for more than 3 years.
posted on Sep 25, 2016, 11:27 AM 0
Posts: 97; Member since: Dec 10, 2010
Allo is working fine for me. I read that several people here use Hangouts. I had a problem with not all my texts went through. Some messages were never received. I have two Facebook accounts and switching between them now is a drag with all the steps. Allo has worked flawlessly so far and is lightning fast. I'm just using it for people in my inner circle fir now. It's the Honeymoon phase but I like it.
posted on Sep 25, 2016, 12:26 PM 4
Posts: 75; Member since: Feb 11, 2011
Yes... Allo is fast n it felt good using it.. it's fresh and different from other messengers.. I 1+ Google's effort... And I Don't know why people complain about no SMS facility.. Noone use SMS now a days.. it's out of date and i think people should give Allo some time to involve and get up to the level of other messengers.. while it's still good..
posted on Sep 25, 2016, 1:39 PM 2
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