According to XDA Developers, Android’s Google Phone app may be getting call recording in a future update.
The Google Phone app is the default phone dialer on Google’s own line of Pixel smartphones, as well as Android One devices. Other manufacturers sometimes include their own dialer apps with more features than Google’s. Xiaomi is one such company, with their dialer offering built-in call recording. Recently, however, Xiaomi announced that its European smartphones would come with Google Phone instead. As XDA points out, however, the company promised that the feature would be “obtainable” in 2020.
When Android version 43.0.289191107 was released for the Pixel 4, XDA editor-in-chief Mishaal Rahman noticed three developer strings that specifically pertain to call recording, including the status of an in-call button to activate or deactivate recording.
As XDA highlights, call recording was available before Android 9 Pie, and is a feature that has been sorely missed in the Android community. If the developer strings Rahman found indicate Google’s plans, this should be a welcome improvement for many users.