A few years ago, Google introduced Duo a video-calling and messaging app. You probably aren’t an avid user of this platform, however, it seems to be one of the company’s most succesful attempts in recent years. Google Duo debuted alongside a message-only Allo application, but the latter has been plagued by small adoption from users. A few days ago, Google announced great news for Android to be revealed during Samsung’s Unpacked event. The South-Korean firm ran the event today revealing the Galaxy S20 family and its new foldable Galaxy Z Flip. When it comes to Google, the search giant took the opportunity to announce native Google Duo integration in the S20 dialer app.
Thanks to the integration it will be easier than ever to start a video call with one of your contacts. You won’t even need to open a separate application, just go to Contacts, select Duo video call, and start the call. Apparently, the integration will also extend to the Samsung Messages application.
Interestingly enough, Duo video calls on S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra will go up to 1080p resolution. That’s a first for the platform since this resolution is not even available on Pixel smartphones. Last but not least, it supports up to eight people in a video chat.