As great as Allo sounds, we're still waiting to see exactly when the app will be launched to the masses. Thankfully, Allo's counterpart Duo was just made publicly available last week. The app promises some of the highest-quality video chatting available, and Google recently announced that it would soon also offer support for audio-only calls.
Soon following the launch of the app, Duo was quick to make its way to the #1 spot of the Top Free apps available in the Google Play Store. And, just a week later, we've got confirmation via Twitter from Google's CEO - Sundar Pichai - that Android users have installed Duo more than 5 million times on the Google Play Store. That's a tremendously high amount of downloads, and it's absolutely a great sign for the future of both Duo and Allo when it's finally launched. The two apps will work in conjunction to replace Hangouts for consumer use, and if the craze for Duo is anything to go by, Google know's what they're up to.