During this year’s Google I/O, the company announcedand applications for messaging and video calls. While the apps were quite well received, Google representatives stated that they would be released this summer. Now, it seems that the apps got new icons in the Play Store.
At the time of the announcement in May, Google wasn’t quite finished working on the two apps and as it turns out, the company has just decided to change the app icons in the Store.
At the time of the announcement in May, Allo had an app icon with red background while Duo came with a blue background. They were color schemes aimed at differentiating the apps from Google’s major messaging application, Hangouts, that comes with a green background.
After Google I/O, the company launched the pre-release pages in the Store and posted the initial icons for each app. But it looks like Google recently changed the app icons, just before it makes them available to all users.
Allo’s icon no longer comes with red tones, in exchange it has a blue background and text written in white. Duo’s icon also underwent some changes and got its colors shifted from a blue background and white text to a white background and blue text.
Allo and Duo are expected to be launched this summer
Google announced that the applications would launch this summer and until that happens, the company could actually make some other changes to the two apps.
Google’sapp is quite impressive, as it employs AI technology and offers lots of features to its users. It allows them to chat with friends using animated graphics, share media and even make online purchases.
is more of a video call application that lets users place video calls or seamlessly switch between Wi-Fi and mobile data while in a call. It comes with some nice tweaks and all calls are encrypted.