Google'stechnology, which helps determine who's calling your phone and why, is coming to Motorola's and lines. This marks the first time the feature will be available outside of Google's own Pixel lineup.
Call Screen answers incoming calls, asks the caller for information and then transcribes the response in real time. Designed to help users manage in October as an exclusive for Google's and phones. Since then, it's been rolled out to Google's other devices, the , and the original ., the feature debuted in the US
Now, owners of Motorola G7 and One phones will be able to see verified calls from all participating carrier providers. Call Screen uses Google Assistant to monitor and transcribe calls in real time, but does not send any information to the company's servers, and Google says the feature works even without a data connection.
Call Screen is part ofprogram, which helps users monitor their screen time, including how often they use specific apps, how many times they unlock their phone and how many notifications they receive.
For now, Google Call Screen is currently available only on Pixel and Motorola G7 and One phones in the US, using US English as their locale. Google has stated that it intends to expand the feature to additional countries and languages -- and other Android phones, we expect -- though no specific timeline has been announced.
In the meantime, phone owners can turn to the many US carriers who have introduced their own antispam solutions. AT&T's free Call Protect app, available to Android and iOS users, automatically blocks fraudulent calls, issues spam call warnings and lets you block unwanted calls from a specific number. The app also offers more advanced call monitoring features, such as reverse number lookup, but those require a monthly subscription. Verizon offers a similar service for its Fios customers.