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Google deploying SPAM call protection to some Nexus devices

GeneralEdward KiledjianComment
Nexus One image by closari used under Creative Commons License

Nexus One image by closari used under Creative Commons License

Google's quest to squash SPAM isn't stopping with email. The sultan of search is now pushing an update to some Nexus and Google One devices to warn users when they receive a potentially SPAM call.

The feature allows you to block the number or report it. The Use caller ID & spam protection will be turned on by default. 

The feature was launched with a post on the Nexus Google+ forum.. Yes Google+... Yes THAT Google+.


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