Google simplifies Android video calling

Some Pixel XL owners can't install the October security update

But remember, that both you and the person you're trying to reach need to have the Duo app installed on your handset which should run Android 7.0 Nougat or above. Not only just the normal Duo Call over the Internet, the Google also says that they will be enabling a Video Call feature over 4G LTE Network, aka ViLTE.

If both the caller and the recipient are on a carrier that supports ViLTE video calling, the calls will be routed through the carrier's ViLTE service.

So, if you thought there's really no particular reason to download and install the latest Android security patch on your Google Pixel or Nexus 6P phone, well, there you have it.

The video call option will show in the Call History or Search if your phone app is version 13.0 and up. The integration is as tight as you'd expect (as seen in the GIF above) with the option to start video presented in the same list of options where you'd call or text a contact.

The Pixel 2 and 2 XL were announced last week, but with most variants not shipping for a few weeks, those of you pre-ordered one are probably getting a little antsy. Google is working with carriers to make the feature available on other Android devices, but the company hasn't given a specific timeline.

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