The Chinese smartphone giant OnePlus is quite serious when it comes to regular software updates. Now, the company has partnered with Google to offer native integration of Google Duo in its smartphones.
The list of smartphones getting Google Duo integration in a coming update includes OnePlus 6T, OnePlus 6, OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T, OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T. Notably, the OnePlus 6T and OnePlus 6 have already received the feature in the latest beta update. The former is running OxygenOS 9.0.4 while the latter is touting Duo integration with the lately arrived OxygenOS 9.0.12 build.
The OnePlus 5T and OnePlus 5 are tipped to receive the update next. It is expected to arrive over the coming week. On the other hand, the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T will get the feature in the coming Android Pie update.
Google Duo Integration on OnePlus smartphones
The inclusion of the new feature will enhance video calling utility for its users. The deeper integration of Google Duo on the OnePlus smartphones will allow for quicker access to video calling. All this without opening the Google Duo app.
Not to mention, the Google Duo video calling capability will be integrated across multiple places. This comprises of Call Logs, Contacts, Dial Pad and Messaging. As of now, the OnePlus 6 and 6T users can access the option in Contact > Select contact > See all > Choose video call. That being said, you can also choose to go with the traditional carrier video calling option in case you wish to.
The OxygenOS 9.0.4 and OxygenOS 9.0.12 updates that arrived this week on the OnePlus 6T and 6 also bought January security patch, display optimisations, apart from general bug fixes and certain performance improvements.
Before the integration of Google Duo, OnePlus bought the support for Google Lens functionality on OnePlus’ native camera app. One can use it to grab information about the objects through machine learning.