Pokémon is bigger than Pokémon Go, but it made it cool again.
Screw the anti-googlers with their tech attitude and their love for already dead messengers. This is for the masses.
If this helps Google in any way to compete against Whatsapp or Facebook Messenger remains to be seen. But one thing is sure, it will beat the heck out of Hangouts.
I installed it this morning and played around with it. This afternoon I sent my mom and dad an invite thinking I would have to call them and help them set it up. My folks are in their 80's. Needless to say, I was shocked and amazed when approximately 60 seconds after I sent the invite my phone started ringing and it was my mom calling me through the Duo app.
I'll I can say is that if Google can make it this easy for my folks to start a video call, well, they have a hit on there hands.
Way to go Google Duo
Hey, you want to know more about me? Here you go:
I am running a few private websites and netcasts, and working on different places on the Web to support free software, new ways to communicate and social web. I'm not a member of any political party. I used to be an active member of an astronomical observatory, and of the "Planetary Society / S.E.T.I.", for several years.
Computer History: Commodore VC-20 (VIC-20), C64, Amiga 2000, 386er, 486er, Power Macintosh 5200, iMac G3, Pentium 3, PowerMac G4, AMD Athlon 2400, PowerMac G5 Dual 2*2,0 Ghz/9600XT, AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ with GNU/Linux, MacBook Pro 2,2GHZ/LED (2007), Laptop 2*1,6Ghz Core2Duo/8400M/XP/Ubuntu (2008-2011)†. Actual Systems: Intel Quad 9300 4*2,5 Ghz/9800GTX extreme/Win8+Ubuntu (2008), Laptop i3-3120M/nVidia 740M/Win8+Manjaro(2013)
Current Mobile Devices: Pipo T9 OctaCore Android Tablet, Samsung Galaxy Tab Android-Tablet, Pebble Smartwatch
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