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Avoid spam calls with new Google Android phone app

/ 07:13 PM July 26, 2016

Google’s latest update to the Android phone app will allow users to block and report phone numbers that they deem as spam. Image INQUIRER.net

Google is out to help its users filter out unwanted phone calls by adding spam-call detection into the phone app for Android.

This spam recognition is one of the major updates that the Android phone app has received since the addition of caller ID for incoming calls from business back in 2013, when Android KitKat was first launched, Tech Crunch reported.


Spam detection is one of the core parts of Truecaller, a European startup that offers a smart caller app, which is popular in India and other emerging markets.


Google states that the new feature will allow users to block and report spam numbers. Some data usage will be required to recognize these unwanted calls. However, for the time being, the said feature will only be available to Nexus and Android One devices.

Over at the Apple camp, a spam call recognition feature will also be included in the upcoming iOS 10 release.  Alfred Bayle

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TOPICS: Android One, Nexus
TAGS: Android One, Nexus

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