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Google shows off its new 'Duo' video calling app at I/O

Engadget Engadget 18/05/2016 Andrew Tarantola
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Google announced the upcoming release of its new video calling app at the I/O conference on Wednesday. Dubbed "Duo", this app will act as the video-based peanut butter to Allo's text messaging chocolate. Duo, like Allo, will be mobile only when it is released later this summer and will be available on both iOS and Android.

"It's the companion app to Allo," Google's Erik Kay told the crowd. "It's fast, performs well on slow networks, is end-to-end encrypted, works with your phone number, and works on Android and iOS." As such, Google reportedly spent a good deal of time optimizing the app for minimal latency regardless of the network connection.

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