Google’s new video calling app was launched earlier this week and it is already breaking some serious records. Phone Arena reports that the app is now more popular than Facebook Messenger and Pokémon GO which has some insane download stats of its own.
“Open up Google Play on your Android device, go the ‘Top Free’ section, and you’ll find that Google Duo is the #1 app in this category. Facebook Messenger and Pokémon Go complete the podium. Facebook, Snapchat, and YouTube Music complete the first page of the section.
Given the strength of its competitors, it looks like Google Duo has managed to raise a significant amount of interest among Android users.
It’s also worth pointing out that Google Duo has an average rating of 4.5, which is much better than the rating of Facebook (4.0), Facebook Messenger (3.9), and Snapchat (3.9).”
There are reports of audio calls coming to the app which will see the app gradually beyond just competing with Apple’s Facetime but other players like Facebook Messenger. While this is a good start, maintaining the tempo may be another matter.