Google Duo updated to version 2.0 on iOS and Android


Along with the recent launch of its Allo instant messaging service, Google has rolled out updates to Duo -- Allo's video chat-centric cousin. With Duo 2.0 for iOS and Android Google hasn't gone too crazy with any major new features, but users do receive a welcome array of bug fixes and performance optimizations. 

Despite its status, Google has failed on many occasions in the social networking space. Those with strong memories may recall Photovine, the Big G's Instagram incarnate that seemed to disappear as quickly as it arrived back in 2011. Then, of course, there's Hangouts, which has apparently realigned its focus to enterprise in light of Duo and Allo. Sure, it'd be harsh to label Hangouts as an out-and-out flop, but by Google standards, one cannot deem it as a success story. 

Though Duo, as a service, doesn't bring anything wildly new or different to the table, it does provide a simple user interface that works across the two major mobile platforms. Like many of its contemporaries, Duo expected to include support for audio-only calls in the near future, though this recent update does not include said feature. 

Are you all about Google's Allo and Duo? Be sure to grab the Duo 2.0 update for your handset below, and let us know in the comments whether you stumble across any noteworthy quirks or bugs. 

Download Google Duo for  Android | iOS


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6 Comments

1. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

By d time they get to update 5.0,nobody will be using it

3. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Why so negative? Do you have an issue with companies trying to provide better goods and services with unique and intuitive concepts?

4. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

I think he never tried FaceTime or Duo, or he sour grapes.

6. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

No, so far every single article about Google he has had something negative to say, whether it's about All, Duo, or the Pixel phones. No matter what they do, it's crap and no one will use it, and the Pixel line is the beginning of the end of Android. Apparently Google kicked his kittens or something.

2. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

This is again poor decision making on google's front. Google Duo & Allo should've been just one app...like Whatsapp mix calls & messaging. To switch from existing plethora of chat apps, I need at least Text chat Audio/Video call Google Voice call

5. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

True, like other communication apps also featured video call.

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