OnePlus announced today that it will be integrating Google Duo into its Oxygen operating system on OnePlus phones. The users will receive an update soon for the native Google Duo support on Android Pie supported OnPlus devices 5, 5T, 6, 6T and also for 3 and 3T. The company said that Duo will be made available in the phone’s basic functions such as Call logs, Contacts, Dial pad and Messaging.
Google Duo has been one of the most emerging video and audio calling App in the recent time with more number of Android users from around the world preferring to use it over WhatsApp or Skype. This Google made app has showed promise in the past, which is why OnePlus wants it be a part of its community and make it even more easily accessible to its users.
In a blog post, OnePlus said:
Here’s the latest development in our endeavours with OxygenOS. We’ve set our sight on providing a burdenless experience to OnePlus users. Earlier in 2018, we conducted a research study with OnePlus users in India on video calling capability. Here, Google Duo ranked the highest in terms of call quality. Following this, we’re now introducing Google Duo as a native function for video calls on our devices and are providing enhanced video calling quality for all OnePlus users.
This feature will roll out with stable OxygenOS 9.0.12 build on the OnePlus 6T, and OxygenOS 9.0.4 for OnePlus 6, 5 and 5T and eventually on OnePlus 3 and 3T with the Android Pie update. With this, you can experience a deeper integration on Google Duo on your OnePlus.
In this build, Google Duo video calling capability will be integrated across multiple native functions:
That being said, users will continue to have access to the traditional carrier video calling option (currently available on the latest Open Beta builds for the OnePlus 6 and 6T). You can access this option with the ‘see all’ option under contact details:
Contact >Select contact >See all >Choose video call
Hope you have a great OxygenOS experience!