Call Screen was initially introduced last October for the pixel 3 and pixel 3 XL, however, eventually, it trickled all the way down to both the pixel and pixel 2 lineups. Now, as noticed by one user (via Android Police) on Reddit, it appears the feature could soon make its way to Motorola and Nokia-branded smartphones.
Two lines of code found inside Google’s Phone app make a clear reference to SpeakEasy – the codename for Call Screen – and therefore the 2 brands as mentioned above. It was expected the 2 flags are deactivated which suggests a rollout is however to happen, as it definitely appears like Google is getting ready for launch.
Call Screen, for those of you that aren’t aware, allows you to use the Google Assistant to screen incoming calls. The Assistant will ask the caller why they’re calling and you’ll then be giving the chance to pick out a response like “Is it urgent?” or “Tell me more.” As you’re listening in on the conversation, at any purpose throughout the call users can choose to answer or hang up the call themselves. The thought behind this is often that you’ll not have to deal with scammers or the other unwanted callers.
At the moment, it’s unclear that Nokia and Motorola smartphones are receiving the feature, however, Google may probably limit the feature to Android One devices. If this happens, Motorola’s Moto X4 and One-branded devices are possible candidates. Similarly, nearly each Nokia smartphone launched after Feb 2018 may receive the feature too.
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