Android P to stop telemarketers?

Android P to stop telemarketers?
You're otherwise occupied when all of the sudden you recognize your ringtone (maybe it's Hanson's MMMBop?) stopping you in your tracks. Not sure who would dare to interrupt in the middle of whatever you were doing, you quickly glance at the screen. While you don't recognize the number, it still could be an important call. You tap the screen only to hear a recorded message trying to sell you a time share in the middle of some godforsaken country you've never heard of. Telemarketers, bah!

But relief from unwanted calls is on the way, according to XDA. The latter says that a number of new commits has hit AOSP thanks to a Sony engineer. One of the commits mentions how users will be able to block calls from unknown numbers, private numbers, pay phones and from any number not listed in their contacts list. Called the "enhanced call blocking feature," this should allow users to block telemarketers from interrupting their busy schedule (or their schedule for getting busy). Currently, you can block calls from specific numbers only, and that has to be done after the initial call.

XDA also says that Android P just might feature native Iris scanner support and the ability to block cameras and microphones from being accessed by unused apps. Activity has been slowing down in AOSP which suggests that the first Android P developer preview could be released soon.

Enhanced call blocking for Android P should stop intrusive telemarketing calls

Enhanced call blocking for Android P should stop intrusive telemarketing calls


source: XDA

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12 Comments

1. gamehead unregistered

Man this mobile OS is looking to be the best mobile OS

19. lyndon420

Posts: 6526; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

It has been for quite some time now.

2. libra89

Posts: 2259; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

This would be very awesome. It's pretty good on the Pixel series currently.

3. antroid

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

It would be awesome!

6. k9luvr

Posts: 122; Member since: Oct 17, 2016

There are apps on the play store that will already do this. Block Pay phones ? Do they still have those?

9. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1306; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

I get some lady calling me up to 5 times a day from 5 different phone numbers. Worst of all is that she's actually a real person on the other end always repeating the same 2 scripts.

16. hindnowattca1981

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

That is great.

21. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I'm glad we don't have to worry about telemarketers that much over here. Just add your number to a central (government) website/database and they are no longer allowed to call you

22. theot14430 unregistered

This will be great. I just decline any calls not on my contact list, wait a few minutes to see if I get a voice message, and if I don’t, I block that number. It’s been working fine so far.

25. thedizzle

Posts: 191; Member since: Oct 05, 2017

Same here. If it was important or someone I knew, they would leave a message lol.

23. Godlymansean

Posts: 319; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

"Maybe it's Hanson's MMMBop?"

26. okinalex

Posts: 20; Member since: Feb 02, 2017

Just use True Caller.

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