Hands-on with Duo, Google’s new video chat app (Video)

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As much as we’d like to say that we are all over Skype, we have to remind ourselves that FaceTime isn’t an Android-friendly phenomenon, either. Neither is Google Hangouts an international sensation.

So, does Duo bring Mountain View’s video chatting services to parity or is it something better? Will you feel and be more secure with end-to-end encryption? Will the Knock Knock feature catch your face (or whatever) when you’re not ready? And does this really make video calling on-the-go less painful with switches between LTE and Wi-Fi?

Most importantly, will you stick with one phone (and one phone number) just to use Duo?

Our Juan Carlos Bagnell has your first look in this hands-on video.

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Jules Wang
Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.