Cupid421, 18 Aug 2016Hi, Have you used 'IMO' app? Which is also very clear and amazing. It's available in Android a... morei have used imo, hangout, skype, fb messenger and atleast 5-6 more video calling apps and trust me duo is better den all of dem
Duo required good bandwidth, Zoom is much better as it works smoothly on low bandwidth
I think to accererate Duo penetration to users, Google must make Hangouts and Duo interoperable. Meaning Hangouts able to connect to Duo and vice versa.
What's the point of it when Hangouts was already there ? If only google could roll out it as an update to the former.
Anyway I used it today. My observations:
> It is a really lightweight app so kudos for that.
> But I consistently faced problem of "low connection quality" or something like that error which I can't remember and my video chat was paused by the duo. I am on a 5mbps stable wifi and the other person was also on wifi with a bit low speed than me. So no way the connection was poor.
> At the same moment, Skype was able to make the call effortlessly.
> My friend was able to see my more clearly with duo while I was able to see him more clearly with Skype, don't know why.
One suggestion to duo devs, don't turn on the camera when the app is launched. It might be able to save the battery.
Wish they would just refine Hangouts instead of doing all this other junk.
What's the point of this App when Hangouts already does a good job with way more features?
If the reason is improved video call quality - then why not do so to the existing Hangouts app instead of creating yet another video call app that no one (yet) uses?
Seems futile to me.
even if i downloaded the apps, nooone of my friends and family will use it :/ i mean most ppl already loyal to their apps: whatsapp, messenger, skype etc..
Have been trying a lot of VoIP clients lately and I believe the best app on weak broadband with good audio/video quality is called SOMA messenger, let's hope Google offer will be decent
just another video calling app
i have hangouts but dont know what will the future be after these new apps by google
and i have fb messenger which is really good
whatsapp has audio calling which is really good and to have video calling too in the future
well hope google has a good app here even though i wont be a user.
ssbatman21, 18 Aug 2016it is by far the best video calling app available in android. using it for 2 days in india, i... moreHi, Have you used 'IMO' app? Which is also very clear and amazing. It's available in Android as well as iPhone. Give it a try, many people use it in countries where Skype is blocked. And IMO is not a heavy or space/RAM consuming app like Skype.
Using it in india.. found hangouts to be better! was able to talk on hangouts for hours but in here.. the experience was rather pathetic!