Android P To Support Strict Call Blocking
Android P will be the next iteration of its Android OS from Google. Android P will add additional native features like support for the notch, Dark mode, and strict privacy controls. According to a new report, Android P might support native strict call blocking capability. In fact, these set of commands were noticed on an AOSP package.
This feature will let a user block any call from an unknown number. By enabling this feature, one will not receive a phone call from that number. In fact, this will eliminate those telemarketing calls altogether. Similarly, this will also work in the following situations as well.
- If the number is not in the contact list
- The number not disclosed by the caller (private)
- If the number is from a Payphone
- If the number does not have a caller information (unidentified)
The report also clarifies that this feature will not interrupt in the event of emergency calls.
There is a catch in this process, the strict call blocking can be enabled or disabled by the service provider. Similarly, your service provider might incur additional charges to enable this feature.
This feature will give the freedom to the user regarding the call they like to receive. However, this feature might backfire if your friend/family tries to call you in an emergency situation.