Published: Sun, October 15, 2017
Tech | By Constance Martin

Google Wallpapers brings fresh new wallpapers, but the best are Pixel

Google Wallpapers brings fresh new wallpapers, but the best are Pixel

Whether you are a Pixel owner or not, the Google Wallpapers app remains one of the best choices for wall art on Android and it's completely free, so do take a look at the link right below. Whenever you're interacting with a contact, the option to make a video call is never more than a couple of taps away.

That's about to change though, with Google announcing plans to do with Duo what Apple has been doing with FaceTime for years. If you (and the call recipient) have a carrier that supports ViLTE, your video calls will go through that service. If you're not on a carrier with that service, Google will put the call through Duo, meaning both the sender and the receiver need to have the app installed. This feature is headed to the first-generation Pixel, Android One, and Nexus devices.

Scott Charlston, who does PR for Verizon, tweeted out recently that if you head into a Verizon retail store, you can get a hands-on preview of the Pixel 2. In March, the app gained audio calling support, so it's not a one-trick pony anymore.

As for supported devices, you and whoever you are video calling only have a handful to choose from.

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Google officially unveiled the new Pixel 2 series smartphones last week.

So, just how do you make a video call with the new integration?

Lastly, to try the integration using ViLTE, you and whoever you're video calling have to be on Verizon, a Google spokesperson confirmed with VentureBeat. So in this case video calls are routed through a high quality video channel. For now though, its availability is still extremely limited.

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