Google making video calling easier on Android phones via Duo or ViLTE

Google is updating the Phone, Contacts, and Android Messages apps, so that you can start a video call from inside the app.

If your phone's mobile carrier supports Video over LTE (ViLTE) video calling, it will route it through your carrier’s ViLTE service. If not, Google Duo will connect your video call to anyone with the app installed.

We’re starting to roll out integrated video calling to first-generation Pixel, Android One, and Nexus devices, and it will also be available on Pixel 2 phones. We’re working with our carrier and device partners to bring this experience to more Android devices over time.

Read the announcement on the official Google blog:
https://www.blog.google/products/duo/making-video-calling-easier-your-android-phone/

Learn more about ViLTE:
https://www.gsma.com/futurenetworks/technology/vilte/

Get Google Duo:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.tachyon&hl=en
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