Google’s Android Phone App Now Gives Spam Alerts
If there’s one thing that’s hated and frowned upon uni vocally all across the globe, it has to be unwanted spam calls. Everyone dislikes them. That’s probably one of the driving forces why people go on and download third party spam filtering apps in the first place.
In the case of Android, most of them end up downloading more spam in the name of spam filters. Google wants to change that, at least in some of the phones. More precisely, its Nexus brand of devices alongside phones associated with its ambitious Android One initiative.
The Mountain View based company is now rolling out a new update to the Android Phone app for Nexus and Android One phones that adds an auto spam notifying feature to it.
“Spam callers be gone! Today, we’re beginning to update your Google Phone app with spam protection on Nexus and AndroidOne devices to warn you about potential spam callers,” the company said in a post .
The new update will also allow users to block and report these unwanted numbers. “If you already have Caller ID turned on, spam protection will be available on your phone once your app updates to the latest version,” Google added.
Google however clearly mentions that call data from the user’s phone will be sent to its servers for the spam protection and Caller ID functionalities to work properly. Moreover, the app will also allow users to report a spam protection error, meaning a number that isn’t exactly a spam but is shown as one by mistake, in the caller ID from the in built dialer itself.