OnePlus To Soon Introduce Native Google Duo Calling
OnePlus will soon introduce Google Duo as its native video calling service throughout the OxygenOS ecosystem. This comes after the Chinese smartphone company announced in a blog post of an update that will be available to a few OnePlus 6/6T users. This will initially be a closed beta update which will roll out as a stable build later. It will also be introduced to older devices in the future update.
The update was first rolled out on February 12 in small batches. It arrives as the version OxygenOS 9.0.12 for the OnePlus 6T and OxygenOS 9.0.4 for OnePlus 6. According to the official changelog, there are quite a few changes with the update. The update pushes the security patch level of the devices from December 2018 to January 2019. It will also integrate Google Duo deeply into the OxygenOS. Apart from that, there are some bug fixes and system improvements.
This update will first be available for OnePlus 6/6T devices which will soon be followed by older devices like the OnePlus 5/5T. The Google Duo video calling capability will be integrated across many native functions such as Call Logs, Contacts, Dial Pad, and Messaging. The users will also continue to have access to the traditional carrier video call option if there is any.
Notably, the native Google Duo integration has been available for stock Android since the release of Android 9 Pie. It seems to be a promising step on OnePlus’s part as Google Duo is one of the highest rated video calling applications across mobile platforms. In typical OnePlus fashion, the device users can provide their feedback regarding the update on the company’s forum.