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Android Nexus phones can now screen spam calls

An update to the Android mobile operating system identifies suspected spam callers so you can choose whether or not to take the call.


Google has announced a new update to Nexus and Android One devices running its Android operating system. As an extension to Android's caller identification, these devices will now be able to tell you when you're receiving a call from or making a call to a suspected spam caller.

"Spam callers be gone! Today, we're beginning to update your Google Phone app with spam protection on Nexus and Android One devices to warn you about potential spam callers and give you the ability to block and report these numbers," a post on Google + reads. "If you already have Caller ID turned on, spam protection will be available on your phone once your app updates to the latest version."

The update will be rolling out over the coming days. You can find out how to turn on spam protection once you have the update on the Google Nexus support page here.