Yesterday brought with it the first feature drop for Pixel phones that adds several improvements to Google's phones. One of those is an automatic call screening feature that is rolling out to the Pixel 4 and 4 XL. Now we know that that feature is coming to other Pixels, too.
Google has confirmed that its automatic call screening feature will be brought to all Pixel phones. Speaking to Business Insider, a Google representative said that automatic call screening will "roll out to all Pixel devices with Android 10 over the coming weeks".
When enabled, automatic call screening will use Google Assistant to screen unknown callers. Calls that are identified as spam will be silently declined so that they won't bother you. If an incoming call is determined to be legitimate, your phone will begin ringing a few moments later with some info on who is called and why.
This automatic call screening feature works entirely on your device and doesn't use Wi-Fi or data.
Robocalls can be super annoying, distracting you from whatever you're doing and taking time out of your busy schedule. This automatic call screening feature works to minimize those distractions by silently declining robocalls, and even if an incoming call isn't a robocall, you can get a short transcript to see who is calling and if you want to pick up. It's good to see Google showing love to older Pixel phones by bringing this feature to them.