Google has been taking the battle against call spam pretty seriously nowadays. Things started back in July 2016 with a strict enormous red thread sign and have advanced to Formal verification of callers in March 2019. Likewise joining the act last year in October 2018 was Call screen, a pixel exclusive answering system that evacuates any reason to directly cooperate with the spammers.
While it was almost guaranteed that Call Screen would in the long run change outside of Google’s own handsets, we currently have a good reason to anticipate that to happen, and it will start with some Motorola and Nokia phones.
Spotted by hkyq on Reddit, two new flags have been included for Google’s Phone app with some really telling names:
Dissection of the names probably isn’t vital, but as regular teardown readers may recall, SpeakEasy is the codename for Call Screen, and the rest of the name is pretty clear. Of course, the two lines additionally add Moto and Nokia names. These flags are like to another pair that belong to the recent beta test of call screen in Canada in March 2019.
The presence of these flags is everything but a positive sign that Call Screen is expanding to more smartphones. In any case, they are both disabled, proposing that a launch hasn’t happened yet, and there aren’t any piece of information to demonstrate a timeline for when it might going to happen.
- Nokia’s X71 phone a hole-punch display and a 48-megapixel camera
- New Motorola RAZR (2019) concept is based on a recently published Lenovo patent
- Google Photos update helps Android users capture receipts, documents easier than ever
Since the Google Phone app just appears on Google-supported handsets, it’s safe to state that Call Screen will just expand to Android One smartphones which makes up some portion of Motorola’s lineup and the majority of Nokia’s ongoing smartphones.