Google Duo reaches one billion downloads


Google Duo has reached a milestone. The Google app that makes video calls has exceeded one billion downloads on Android this week. The information is made public by Google on the app’s page on the Google Play Store.

As such, Google Duo is a competitor of Apple’s FaceTime and Microsoft’s Skype. One can talk to another person via video, just using an Internet connection. The app was first announced at Google’s I / O conference in 2016, alongside the Allo messaging app ( which was recently discontinued ).

A billion downloads is a lot, especially for an application that many people do not know. Indeed, Duo is very far from the popularity of Skype and FaceTime, how to explain as many downloads in this case? The answer is simple: the application is preinstalled on several Android smartphones and Google counts this as a download. We understand why the milestone of one billion downloads has been reached. This speech is valid for other Google applications as well.

Of the 25 applications that have exceeded one billion downloads on Android, only one does not come from Google and Facebook, which is the Subway Surfers game.

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