OnePlus on Friday announced that it will be using Google Duo as its default video-calling app. In a post on OnePlus forums by product lead Szymon Kopec, the Chinese smartphone maker mentioned that it conducted a research study with its users in India on video calling capability in which Google Duo ranked the highest in terms of call quality.
"We’re now introducing Google Duo as a native function for video calls on our devices and are providing enhanced video calling quality for all OnePlus users," said OnePlus.
This feature will roll out with stable OxygenOS 9.0.12 build on the OnePlus 6T, and OxygenOS 9.0.4 for OnePlus 6, 5 and 5T and eventually on OnePlus 3 and 3T with the Android Pie update.
Google Duo video calling capability will be integrated across multiple native functions including call logs, contacts, dial pad and messaging.
Although OnePlus hasn't released the date of rolling out the new build, it wouldn't take much longer as it's already in the beta phase of testing.
If you wish to try it out on your device after it gets the latest update, select a contact, tap on "see all" and finally choose "video call".
OnePlus had earlier integrated Google Lens in its camera application. You can enable Lens by tapping on its icon sitting above the toggle camera button.
Google Lens allows you to click an image of a product and get more information about it from Google without having to specifically search for it. It even lets you search QR codes.