02-Dec-2020 | Market Research Store

From now, residents in a Middle East country, Lebanon, have to think twice before conducting an internet call. The Lebanese government has decided to implement a daily fee of 20 cents for VoIP calls on WhatsApp, FaceTime Audio, and other similar platforms. The government has been facing a shortage of fundsand declared an "economic emergency" to eliminate debts& secure funds. The government has identified internet-calling charges as an effective approach to secure an estimated amount of $200 Million per year.The country’s Telecom Minister Mohamed Chouchair mentioned that no compensation would be provided to the users. However, the government has promised that it would give something in return.

However, this chargeable regulation could discourage people from using VoIP regularly. Video chats or voice messaging might replace extensive VoIP calls. Moreover, the limited number of carriers set by the government in Lebanon doesn’t allow the residents to go with any alternative that provides free VoIP calls.On a related note, Google rolled out a new version of its video calling app, Google Duo, specifically for the devices operating on Android 10. The new version has a dark theme that can be manually activated through a server-side switch.Duo has become Google’s most recent application to attain a dark theme mode.

In the dark theme, the text and contact names are visible in white, while the background appears in dark grey or black color. However, one using a device with an older Android OS can set the dark theme manually separately for the app. However, in Android 10-powered devices, the users can set the app theme based on the default system-based settings, Dark mode, or Light mode.Apart from Google Duo, other Google-built apps that support dark mode include Google Photos, Google Fit, Google Calendar, Gmail, Files by Google, and Google Play.

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