Google Duo, the latest app by Google has topped the Google Play Store “Top Free” ranks within 3 days of the launch. Currently, the video-calling app is number one in Google Play Store in the USA region while number six in the Indian region as reported by Android Police.
The app goes toe-to-toe with other video calling platforms like Skype, Facebook Messenger, Viber, and BBM. It uses your mobile number to sign in and does not need a Google account to log in and use. This was proclaimed at Google IO 2016 along with Google Allo, the standalone chat app from the company.
Google Allo will soon join Duo in the play store to make a complete communication solution. An early confidential APK was leaked after Google IO which gave a brief idea about the general interface of the app. The unique selling point of the app is the ease of the UI and ease of use. The quality of the video calling as the first release is quite impressive.