Google is all set to give tough competition to trustworthy caller-Identification apps like Truecaller by launching a Google Call Apps a new avatar of its ‘phone by Google. Google hasn’t made publicly anything about this app, but the details about the app were spotted by a Reddit user and were first reported by 9to5Mac. The app ‘Google Call’ will provide caller ID and spam protection.
This is also confirming from ads on YouTube. The ad has already revealed the name and logo of the Google Call app and the ad says that it “lets you answer with confidence”. Google call app is not yet available on Google Play which means we can expect Google to roll out this app very soon. It would be interesting to see whether or not the re-branded Phone by Google will be able to attract Truecaller users. Truecaller has a more than 200 Million user-base globally, of which 150 million were from India.
Meanwhile, the Google Phone app recently got new features like read out caller names and more. The Google Phone app is available for non-Pixel phones and now the app has got a new Caller ID announcement feature. This feature reads out the name and phone number of the caller when the screen is locked. Google also added auto-deletion of older Call Screen recordings and transcriptions after 30 days.
The Phone app also added a “Saved voicemails” shortcut in the voicemail tab along with other minor features. Google’s Phone app served as the primary dialer app for Pixel-series phones and a few Android One smartphones. However, now Google is expanding its Phone app support for more Android smartphones. Recently, Google released the beta version of the app on Google Play.