The Google Phone app is a great tool for improving call experience and call control, and those owning Pixel phones can confirm it. But they are not the only ones, as the app arrives in beta version for even more smartphones except the Pixel series created by Google. Since Android is also created by Google, why not make the app available for more gadgets that run the operating system made by the tech giant from Mountain View?
Google started to allow the arrival of the app for some non-Pixel devices since April. But the list didn’t include huge brands like Samsung and OnePlus. We’re happy to announce that the situation just changed.
More phones, fewer headaches
There are plenty of powerful Android phones that are now ready to use the Google Phone app in its beta version. We can mention OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro, OnePlus 7T, OnePlus 6T, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, Asus ZenFone 6, OPPO Find X2 Pro running ColorOS 7.1, as well as the LG V60 ThinQ.
As Google itself describes its Phone app in its Play Store:
“Improve your calling experience and call control by updating the Phone app for your Android 7.0 (Nougat) or newer device. You’ll get Call Screen, Google Duo video calling, spam protection, and caller ID.”
Video calls never seemed a better experience, as the same source suggests:
“To make the highest quality one-to-one video call, simply tap from the call log, search, or contacts card. Easily switch a voice call to a Duo video call with Google Duo installed and activated.”
After Pixel 4 and 4a, Google doesn’t intend to stop with its involvement in the smartphone field just yet. The giant from Mountain View will bring the Pixel 5 phone this autumn, and it’s expected to be equipped with the Snapdragon 765G chipset as one of the highlights.
Brian Dan is just getting his feet wet as a tech reporter but has already had his work featured in many major publications including Tech Spot and Tech Crunch. In regards to academics, Brian earned a degree in business from Fordham University. Brian has a passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.