A new “clear calling” feature has appeared in the first beta of the quarterly release of Android 13. It “reduces background noises during calls.” The feature was first spotted by Mishaal Rahman on Twitter, who also tweeted out instructions on how to enable it without root if you’re feeling brave.
In the images shared by Rahman, it is noted that Clear Calling works “on most mobile networks,” is “not available for Wi-Fi calling,” and “content from your call is not sent to Google.”
Google has been demonstrating its noise-canceling features for some time now. First, and most impressively, artificial intelligence was used to suppress background noise such as the crackling of snack bags, keyboard clicks, and dogs barking at Google Meet. More recently came the $199 Pixel Buds Pro, the company’s first headphones with active noise cancellation.
Now it is really interesting how Google will deal with the suppression of unnecessary sounds in phone calls.