Google recently pushed an update out for Google Duo which gave the video calling client support for Android tablets. Now, XDA Developers is reporting that the HP Chromebook X2, the first detachable Chromebook, also has support for Duo and is available for download in the Play Store.
According to the report, the app is only available on this single Chromebook so it’s not clear if other devices will get the update, however, those with touch screens such as the Pixelbook are likely candidates if Google decides to support more Chromebooks later.
These developments come hot on the heels of Android Messages for Web’s launch back in June which lets you tether Android Messages on your phone to your web browser using a QR code.
According to the Google Play Store, Google Duo is installed on a huge 500,000,000 devices, if Google wants to turn Duo into a serious competitor against the likes of Facetime and Skype, creating a desktop experience will definitely be on their timeline, adding support for tablets and Chromebooks is definitely a step in the right direction.
Source: XDA Developers