Android developers have confirmed that Google has killed the popular call logging feature in its latest Android 9.0 Pie operating system. This means that the custom Android interface running on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system and separate call recording applications will no longer work on smartphones running Android 9.0.
Although Google has not yet officially commented on the issue, this decision is seen as a way to improve user privacy protection on Android. For those who do not know, call recording has been a legal problem in several countries. Several countries have banned the recording of calls, while many countries have made it illegal to record conversations without the consent of the other party.
This is not the first time Google has decided to limit call recording. Google had previously deleted the call recording API when Android Marshmallow was released. But Google has not prevented application developers from creating call recording applications. With Android Pie, developers complain that third-party call recording applications on Google Play do not work properly. Users will have to follow the’root-only’ methods to record phone calls in Android Pie.
Android Pie should be officially published for the public with the launch of the flagship Google Pixel 3 smartphone in the coming months. Some of the main features of Android 9.0 Pie will bring on board are navigation in the new system, intelligent text selection, redesigned quick settings, simplified volume controls, new dashboard, application timer, new Do Not Disturb mode and progressive emission reduction function.
This year, Google took an interesting step and extended its Android 9.0 Pie beta program to non pixel smartphones. The first batch of smartphones to be included in the program included Sony Xperia XZ2, Essential Phone, Nokia 7 Plus, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, Oppo R15 Pro, Vivo X21 and OnePlus 6. They will also be the first to get the OS version.