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Google Duo v43 drops some colors, prepares sharing videos during calls, data saving mode, and an email blocklist [APK Teardown]

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Google Duo is getting an update today, and you'll actually see some changes if you install it, even though it's really just to remove colors from the Settings screen. However, a teardown shows there's actually a lot more coming in the future, including the ability to block email, a data saver mode, and maybe even the ability to show previously recorded videos to other people while you're on a call.

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Unofficial Changelog: (the stuff we found)

  • Colors begone!
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Google Duo v43 drops some colors, prepares sharing videos during calls, data saving mode, and an email blocklist [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Now in India, with cash rewards] Google Duo invite rewards scheme goes live in the Philippines

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

In the last couple of versions of Google Duo, Cody has found evidence of rewards for inviting friends to install the app (v37 and v38). The scheme now appears to have gone live for users in the Philippines, potentially ahead of being launched in other regions.

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[Update: Now in India, with cash rewards] Google Duo invite rewards scheme goes live in the Philippines was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Duo v42 prepares sending video messages to multiple recipients [APK Teardown]

Friday, October 19th, 2018

Duo is getting an update today, bringing the version number up to 42. Upon install, there aren't any visible changes, but a quick teardown points to a potentially great enhancement. Just in time for the holidays, users may get to send video messages to multiple recipients, thus saving the time it would take to record a message to each and every person individually.

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Disclaimer: Teardowns are based on evidence found inside of apks (Android's application package) and are necessarily speculative and usually based on incomplete information.
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Google Duo v42 prepares sending video messages to multiple recipients [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Duo v41 prepares contact pinning and calling Home devices linked to your account [APK Teardown]

Saturday, October 6th, 2018

The latest version of Google Duo has landed, but like so many other updates, it doesn't appear to change anything immediately upon installation. However, as tradition dictates, there are a couple of interesting things to see from a teardown. It looks like Duo will be adding support for pinning contacts to the top of your list for convenient access. You should also be able to begin making calls to smart displays linked to your account for an easy way to call home.

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Google Duo v41 prepares contact pinning and calling Home devices linked to your account [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Update Notes for YouTube, Duo, Drive, the Google app, and more (September 16, 2018)

Sunday, September 16th, 2018

Every week, I examine somewhere in the neighborhood of a hundred app updates while looking for changes. The most interesting things turn into APK Teardowns or Download posts. Many of the remaining updates are unremarkable, amounting to a few bug fixes, routine updates to libraries, or even just pixel-level adjustments to layouts and images. However, there are usually a few updates that land somewhere in between. I don't want to spam readers with dozens of short posts, but I hate to ignore things that people might want to know about, so I'm going to wrap up the leftovers for a little weekend reading and call it Update Notes.

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Update Notes for YouTube, Duo, Drive, the Google app, and more (September 16, 2018) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Duo invite rewards scheme goes live in the Philippines

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

In the last couple of versions of Google Duo, Cody has found evidence of rewards for inviting friends to install the app (v37 and v38). The scheme now appears to have gone live for users in the Philippines, potentially ahead of being launched in other regions.

The video calling app clearly isn't as popular as Google had hoped, but maybe bribes entice more users to install it. Our last APK Teardown revealed rewards such as covering some of the costs of data usage, as well as actual cash rewards paid through the app formally known as Tez, India's version of Google Pay.

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Google Duo invite rewards scheme goes live in the Philippines was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Duo turns two years old today

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Two years ago today, Google released its 'Duo' video chat app for iPhone and Android. It was designed to replace the video chat component of Hangouts, just as Allo was supposed to supplant Hangouts' messaging functionality. Fast forward to the present, and Duo has definitely achieved its goal of making cross-platform video chat easier, even if it's not the runaway success Google probably hoped for.

Duo has continued to recieve updates, while Allo development is in a holding pattern.

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Google Duo turns two years old today was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Duo v38 removes all signs of screen sharing, reveals referral rewards for India, and more [APK Teardown]

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

A new version of Duo is making the rounds with some interesting changes both on the surface and behind the scenes. There are some visual tweaks that bring a slightly updated look to Duo, and an option was removed from settings. Sadly, it looks like screen sharing may be dead for the foreseeable future. And if you're interested in scoring some rewards in trade for signing friends up to Duo, you'll have something to look forward to.

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Google Duo v38 removes all signs of screen sharing, reveals referral rewards for India, and more [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Home v1.30 rebrands Backdrops to Ambient Mode, continues work on Google Assistant for Households, and more [APK Teardown]

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Google Home v1.30 is rolling out today with a minor feature rebranding and some internal changes that show continued development on Google for Households, possibly with support for multiple homes. There are also more features for the smart home remote control, and Smart Displays will use the Google Home app to set up Duo calling. As always, download links are at the bottom.

What's New

Unofficial Changelog: (the stuff we found)

  • Renaming Backdrops to Ambient mode

Backdrops becomes Ambient mode

  

Left: v1.29.

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Google Home v1.30 rebrands Backdrops to Ambient Mode, continues work on Google Assistant for Households, and more [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Duo v37 may be adding “pause” to video chats and rewards for referring friends [APK Teardown]

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

A new version of Google Duo is began rolling out earlier today. It doesn't look like any new features have gone live with this update, nor does it appear to restore the screen sharing feature that was briefly enabled a couple months ago. However, there are some new things to look forward to in the future, including what is likely a pause button for video chats and a reward system for inviting friends to use Duo.

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Google Duo v37 may be adding "pause" to video chats and rewards for referring friends [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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