Google Phone, the most basic Android app, is already trained to detect spam

Google Phone, the most basic Android app, is already trained to detect spam

Surely on a smartphone the least you use is the telephone , but despite this, making and receiving calls is the main function of your Android smartphone. That is why the ‘Dialer’ and its improvements tend to go unnoticed, even if it’s really about the most basic app of any Android smartphone .

If you do not know what the hell is that ‘Dialer’ , the explanation is very simple because it is about that app that opens when you press the Phone icon , and that allows you to dial numbers, search for contacts or manage groups and information of those contacts, as well as keep blacklists to block numbers or send quick reject SMS messages to received calls.

Many functions for a basic and important app, thatwith important news and, and that will soon receive more news, the version of 22 of the Google Phone is already underway preparing to add the expected detection of unwanted calls and ‘spam’ in real time.

Google Phone, the most basic Android app, is already trained to detect spam

Google phone already detected ‘spam’, but now it will do so in real time …

To date the Google phone dialer that is pre-installed on Nexus and Pixel devices, and that is available for everyone else in the Google Play Store for free , already detected advertising calls or ‘spam’ based on a prefixed database, although from now on he will be able to do it in real time thanks to a novelty in which Google has been working for a few weeks in AOSP.

How do you get it? As the new implementation will maintain the use of database of ‘spammers’ , but it will also reinforce using the real-time transcription of the phone call , to alert us that the call that is about to enter is made by a robot.

Here are the strings of code that would point to the new functionality , and that is already implemented in Google Phone v22:

Screen unwanted calls with real-time audio transcription and quick responses Activating Call Screen / Screen unwanted calls with real-time audio transcription and quick responses speakeasy_followup_key Follow-up responses speakeasy_how_it_works_key Call Screen speakeasy_key Call Screen speakeasy_voice_key Call Screen voice Call Screen works without Wi-Fi or data.  The conversation audio and transcript are saved only in your call history, only on your phone. 

The functionality can not be used yet since its development is incomplete, and for those who doubt that Google stores all their phone calls looking to improve this service, it seems that the new function “Call Screen” can be used even without an Internet connection .

The strings indicate in fact that this audio and transcripts they are stored only in a local call history , something that will surely reassure the majority. Another improvement seems to be in the quick responses via SMS, which can also be sent to the numbers shown.

Undoubtedly a desired and more than expected functionality that will help us avoid the heavy calls of telemarketing services without having to expand our blacklist of blocked numbers to infinity. How is yours, is it growing like mine …?

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