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Some Android users will lose access to Google Duo

As per the latest reports, Google Duo will not work on uncertified Android devices.

twitter-logoAnkita Chakravarti | January 22, 2021 | Updated 13:04 IST

Highlights

  • Google’s popular video-conferencing app Google Duo will stop working on some Android devices.
  • This change would primarily affect the devices of specific brands that are not certified by Google Play Services.
  • Earlier, Google Messages came with a message that it would stop working on the uncertified device.

Google's popular video-conferencing app Google Duo will stop working on some Android devices. As per the latest reports, Google Duo will not work on uncertified Android devices. Earlier, Google Messages came with a message that it would stop working on the uncertified device. This change would primarily affect the devices of specific brands that are not certified by Google Play Services.

As per 9to5 Google, some of the recent Huawei devices can be called uncertified Android devices because they have been certified Google Play Services. The latest update of the Google Duo comes with a message warning users about their device not being supported by Google. A lot of users are not aware whether the smartphone they are using is supported by Google or not because it is neither mentioned on the box nor can users know about it in the settings menu.

"Duo is going away soon. Because you're using an unsupported device, Duo will unregister your account on this device soon. Download your Clips and call history to avoid losing them," this message can be seen in the latest Google Duo update.

Just like Google Duo, Google Messages too came up with a similar notification that the app would stop working on uncertified Android devices. Now the companies like Motorola, Nokia that uses the stock Android UI is certainly tested by Google and have been allowed by the company to use the "Android name". The certified devices come with a suite of Google apps which also includes the Play services. While the users of the uncertified Android devices will lose access to Google Messages on March 31, 202, the last date has not been announced for Google Duo yet.
As per an Android Central report, the two popular smartphones that are certified for Google Play Services are the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE and the Google Pixel 4a. The phones come with great camera specs and features. Both the smartphones come with three years of platform and security updates.

For the unversed, Google Duo is a popular video calling app that comes preloaded in most Android devices that you buy in the market. It lets users add up to 32 people on the web while the mobile version supports up to 12 people in a single call. You can launch Duo simply by tapping on the camera icon and adding people you want to chat with. There are filters and effects that can make your chat a fun one.

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