The Google Phone dialer now works with many non-Nexus devices
posted by Michael H. / May 13, 2016, 9:26 PM
The update seems to have been pushed out a couple weeks ago, but people are just starting to notice the changes recently. Word has it that the Phone app from Google can be successfully installed on a number of devices including the HTC 10, LG G5, Galaxy S7, OnePlus One, LG G4, Nextbit Robin, LG V10, One A9, Moto X Pure, and more. So, you can head to the Play Store to see for yourself if you can install the Phone app on your device.
Most manufacturers push out their own version of the dialer for their devices, but Google's is a solid option mostly because it has Google Search built in. This means it will automatically match incoming and outgoing numbers to places in the Google database, and it also means you can search for places directly in the dialer rather than going through Google Maps or Search, which is very nice.
source Android Police
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This was built into my OnePlus One before, but it was replaced with Cyanogen's custom TrueDialer, which is great for what it offers (when controlled via XPrivacy); basically takes caller ID to the next level. Can that be integrated with Google Dialer? Or can Google Dialer Work for dialing while the built-in TrueDialer still provide's it's benefit?
posted on May 13, 2016, 9:56 PM 2
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Got it installed on my Galaxy S7 Edge and it's way better than Samsung's dialer. Thanks PA!
posted on May 13, 2016, 10:14 PM 2
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Does clicking on calls in the settings freezes n restarts the app for you?
posted on May 13, 2016, 10:45 PM 1
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Doesn't work on my S7 edge
posted on May 14, 2016, 1:55 AM 0
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Yes it does... I have been using it on S7E for weeks now.
posted on May 14, 2016, 8:23 AM 0
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lol... Samsung customized android so much that even a dialer won't work. Google will eventually fix, although the real purpose here is that almost all the basic components of android are now apps, this means you can take whatever chinese phone and almost turn it into a Nexus, regardless of if your manufacturer updates or not. You will lose the major features of new OS releases, but at least apps will be up to date and bug free.
posted on May 14, 2016, 1:03 PM 1
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No, they didn't. I can use other dialers without a problem. Touchpalcontacts, DW dialer and exDialer all work just fine. This is shoddy programming from google. And I'm using an S5 on Kitkat (i hare the new all white UI that drains battery faster than a speeding bullet)
posted on May 15, 2016, 4:59 AM 0
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I installed the app on my Note 5, and yes, it craves when I click on calls, but even more confusing is later when I went to install on another Note 5 its said version wasn't available. Both notes are up-to-date.
posted on May 14, 2016, 11:04 AM 1
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Google should've made this compatible with older versions of Android. Not everyone wants their phone updated to Lollic**k or to wade in the perilous depths of the Marsh...
posted on May 14, 2016, 12:52 PM 0
Lollipop sucks, that's a given. Marshmallow is better.
posted on May 14, 2016, 3:43 PM 0
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Alas... the Google dialer wasn't supposed to work on non-Nexus devices and Google blocked it again http://www.androidpolice.com/2
posted on May 14, 2016, 6:45 PM 0
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