One of the best new features for Android users is Google's call detection technology that was first launched in the US. UU Last fall, but it's only available so far on Pixel phones. That will change soon, as Motorola announced today that its G7 and One smartphone lines will be the first phones outside of the Google Pixel family to get the feature.
The feature, which was first released on Pixel 3 and then expanded to the original Pixel and Pixel 2, uses software to automate the call response and gather information about who is calling and why. Start the function by pressing the "call the screen" button when you see an unrecognized call, and then the information is provided on the screen in real time and in the form of a subsequent transcript.
The function is designed primarily to combat robocalls. The Federal Trade Commission says it receives about 500,000 complaints per month related to automated calls and text messages, and Americans suffered a record 26.3 billion spam calls last year. Now, not only Google, but also the big telecommunications and Internet providers are also working to reduce automatic calls and spam messages. AT & T, Comcast, T-Mobile and Verizon have announced a service to identify and block spam calls or, in the case of Verizon and T-Mobile, have already launched free services to do just that.
Motorola says its G7 and One device families have already begun to gain access to the feature as part of a broader integration of Google's digital wellness suite. It is not clear at this time when most users should expect features to be shown, but should arrive as part of a Motorola update. Digital Well Being came out of the beta last November and was available for a wider range of phones with Android, so it is very likely that Motorola is not the last Android device manufacturer to get access to Call Screen, which is currently It finds in beta phase in Canada as the first international market for the property.