OnePlus Is Integrating Google Duo Into OxygenOS

Posted on February 15, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Android with 7 Comments

OnePlus is integrating Google’s Duo video-calling service into its handsets. The company today announced that it’s working on a new update for OxygenOS that will natively integrate Google Duo into the devices.

Google Duo will be the native video calling option for OnePlus users, though they will still have the option to access traditional, carrier-based video calling option from settings.

Apart from being the native video calling provider, Google Duo will also integrate into parts of the OS like Call Logs, Contacts, the Dial Pad, and Messaging. So it is a pretty well thought-out integration on OnePlus’ side, and to be honest, I was only expecting the company to simply ship the Duo app out-of-the-box with OyxgenOS, but the greater level of integration here is pretty cool.

OnePlus says the Google Duo integration will roll out with 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. It’s not clear exactly when these updates will be shipped, however.

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Comments (7)

7 responses to “OnePlus Is Integrating Google Duo Into OxygenOS”

  1. Daninbusiness

    Neat, though how many people use Duo?

  2. ubelhorj

    I appreciate that OnePlus seems to be one of the only Android manufactures that doesn't feel the need to reinvent every feature. Just take what Google already made, and improve it.

  3. ben55124

    Hope they asked google "Are you really sure about duo?" Otherwise, I would also like a built in windows media center extender app.

  4. InfectedRanger

    Oneplus 6 user here. Got the 9.0.4 update with Google Duo integration already a couple days ago (I'm in Canada)

  5. MikeFromMarkham

    Daily Duo user here. Love that this app just works, whether you're on Android or iPhone, WiFi or cellular data. Video called my daughter in Toronto while on vacation in Jamaica, and the call quality was excellent. I do wish Google would tighten the system integration a la OnePlus, but I'll keep using it anyway.

  6. nicholas_kathrein

    Duo integration has been on the pixel phones for a while now. Maybe Google is pushing companies to do this. It would be good to have a standard.

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