You can mute your microphone, you can flip the camera. When it was over, Erik Kay, director of engineering, communications products, couldn't help but point that out: "You noticed the demo was super short and that's because that's all it needs to be." The whole app on Android weighs in at around five megabytes.So don't let the lack of bells and whistles fool you, because the engineering team at Google spent its time on something more important: making Duo crazy fast.
With a number of clever twists on standard video chat, Tribe itself is an interesting product.
Check your hair, then tap one of the giant circled photos below to start a call — or scroll up on the panel to see more contacts.
You call, the person on the other end of the line answers, and you're having a video chat. It took all of five minutes for Google to show me the app last week.
Broadband industry insiders insist loudly that the deal is just business as usual, while outside observers are full of concerns about the loss of competition and the increasing power of consolidated network companies.
Either way, it’s clear that Netflix has decided to take matters — and costs — into its own hands, instead of relying on rational policy to create an effective and fair marketplace.