Google Allo is popping up in the New + Updated section of the Play Store; release coming soon?

Google Allo is popping up in the New + Updated section of the Play Store; release coming soon?
At Google I/O back in May of this year, Google took the wraps off of two new communications apps - Allo and Duo. The latter of those two apps launched earlier this month, and after just a week of being available on the Play Store, Duo was downloaded more than 5 million times. Google Duo is the latest video-chatting app to hit the scene, and it's been met with a heap of positive reviews since its initial launch. When these two apps were first announced at I/O, Google made it a point to drive home the fact that these two apps would work closely in conjunction with one another. Because of this, it would only make sense that they'd want to release both of these as closely alongside with one another as they could.

Google Allo has been on the Play Store for some time now, but users have only been able to access it via a direct search or through its respective URL. Additionally, all users have been able to do is register to get more info on it as it's trickled out. However, it appears that the Google Allo app is popping up in the New + Updated section of the Google Play Store for a lot of users out there. This marks the first time that the app has been viewable in the Play Store without having to do a specific search, and it suggests that the app will be officially released sooner rather than later. 

While Duo is focused on video chatting, Allo is centered around revamping the way that we think of text messaging. The service is tied directly to users' phone numbers, and although it comes equipped with a whole slew of features, the most notable is the fact that Google Assistant is baked directly into the app. For example, if you are your friend are talking about going out to eat at an Italian restaurant, Google Assistant will pop into your conversation to suggest recommend restaurants that you should visit, and you can even book a reservation directly inside your conversation.

Although we still don't have an exact release date in place, the fact that Allo is already making an appearance in the New + Updated section of the Play Store does suggest that we should be able to get our hands on it quite soon.

Source: Phandroid



1. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I seen that when on the play store yesterday and pre registered

2. iguanasteve

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 08, 2013

I use Google for absolutely everything. But please tell me that I'm not the only one who's kind of scared about Google not only listening to all of my conversations, but also understanding every single part of it. It's kind of crazy if you think about it, not only it knows where you are, where and when you normally go (amongst other information), but now will know what you plan to do and with whom. Damn...

4. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

And yet you still use Google services for everything. But what alternative do we have??

3. nhng80

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

Next step: Skynet becomes self-aware.

5. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

and google thinks i'm gonna dump whatsapp,imessage and messenger for allo?...smh cant wait for allo to be dumped in 2 yrs time

6. katinabeana

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 30, 2016

So you'd rather have Facebook spy on you. With the new security changes made to Whatsapp I'm glad I don't use it.

8. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

I'm pretty sure Google won't miss you.

7. fancollo

Posts: 130; Member since: Dec 30, 2015

if it'll be any good will show how good it's developed. There are plenty of messengers out there that are great. Duo is kind of useless without any possibility to write. i can't tell somebody via video to check the link that i just had to send via the computer in an email because i can't use duo in a chat window...ridiculous. anyway, if Allo has speed and UI similar to hangouts. bye and ciao

9. Scuba1924

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

It's been removed from the New and Updated Apps area as of today.

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