Google Phone app gets dedicated ‘Video call’ option that launches Duo from ongoing call

Google has finally enabled a dedicated ‘Video call’ option in its Phone app. The option in question shows up while you make a normal call, and tapping on it launches the Duo app, switching you to a video call. In case you aren’t aware, this integration between Phone and Duo was already there, but the option to access it was missing. That changes now, as the ‘Video call’ option is now live. Tapping this new option during an ongoing call launches the caller’s video camera. On the receiver’s end, Duo is launched as well (provided their device is unlocked). Of course, triggering this…

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Google Phone v15 adds assisted dialing for international travelers, white nav bar, and possibly pre-call support for dual-SIM phones [APK Teardown]

An update to Google’s Phone app began rolling out to users earlier today. Besides enabling the seamless video calling feature with Duo, which also works on v14, this update comes with a few additions of its own. The previously discussed Assisted Dialing feature for international travelers has been enabled and is ready to make life a little easier, and users on Android 8.1 will now see the white navigation bar that’s been creeping into a few of Google’s apps.

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Google finally enables button to instantly start Duo video calls from ongoing phone calls

During Google’s reveal of the Pixel 2 on October 4th, we spotted a new video call button appearing on the Phone’s in-call screen. Tapping on it was meant to switch both members to a video call using Google Duo. Google later added details to support articles that implied this functionality was already live, but the button remained hidden through a few updates to Duo and a couple to the Phone app.

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[Update: More Prime phone deals] Deal alert: Prime Exclusive Nokia 6 is $149.99 ($30 off)

Amazon’s Prime Exclusive phones remain a popular option for people wanting to save money on phone purchases. While you have to put up with lock screen ads and the bootloader can’t be unlocked, Prime phones are often much less expensive than the normal unlocked models. During this month, Amazon will be discounting select Prime Exclusive phones, as much as $ 50 off the usual prices.

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