Tired of getting phone calls about new products, having to listen to a robot drone on about some new promotion?
Google is currently working to develop an app that will alert you when the number is a suspected robocaller or a spam call which will light up your phone with a red banner. This will then give you the option to block the number if you choose to.
Google is currently trying to bring back caller id into the smartphone world by automatically googling a number and identifying it. While exceptionally useful, this app is not as widely available as everyone would like because it is only available Nexus, Android One or Play Edition devices. Similar third-party apps have been created to identify spam calls, however, IOS tends to have a limiting nature tends to put boundaries around the functionality of the phone's systems. Slowly these boundaries seem to be broken allowing more advanced apps such as call screeners to function on IOS.
However, we remain ever hopeful that the innovation will spread, ending spam calling once and for all.