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Google starts integrating Duo and ViLTE video calling into Android devices

Google starts integrating Duo and ViLTE video calling into Android devices

Android users will now be able to start a video call directly from their phone, contacts or even Android applications. The feature was earlier spotted online and now Google has made the announcement official.

Starting tomorrow, October 12th, Verizon stores throughout the United States will have the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL on display in the store for you to look at and try for yourself.

This means consumers can now make video calls directly from the phone, messages, and contacts.

Thankfully, it appears that the Pixel Launcher from the Google Pixel 2 can be installed right now on many Android devices. You can now download the Google Play Store APK v8.3.42 from the link shared below, and don't forget to share with us if you do find anything interesting inside this latest Play Store update.

If both the caller and the recipient are on a carrier that supports ViLTE video calling, the calls will be routed through the carrier's ViLTE service.

Google said it is working with its carrier and device partners to bring the experience to more Android devices over time. ViLTE stands for video over LTE and is an extension of VoLTE.

That's about to change though, with Google announcing plans to do with Duo what Apple has been doing with FaceTime for years. This is based on the IP system just like VoLTE. Of course, such high quality might not possible on regular Duo calls. However, it will be interesting to see how well Google integrates the Duo video calling into the Android devices.


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