Although Google’s mobile applications all have a different story to that of the OS, by December 1st it will become “a priority as you must agree to pre-install a couple of list of apps if you want google’s play store to be on the phones you make.”
From December 1st, the Google Duo will become a compulsory pre-install for all Android phones. It will however replace Hangout, the initial pre-installed app.
The Hangout will not be trashed out, but will now be an option for manufacturers to add it or not to their devices.
Inline with this, Google Duo will henceforth (after December 1st) be pre-installed on all Android devices released after December 1st.
It is worth mentioning that the Hangout is not dead per se but will just be excluded from the compulsory Google App package – yet another brilliant plan by the search giant to make the Duo a formal and business kind of platform.
Still talking about Google, the Allo is the newest Google messaging app the was launched to take on the likes of Whatsapp and Messenger. Unfortunately, Google did not add Allo in its mandatory apps list (at least not yet)