When you’re ready to live on the cutting edge, you can try one of the Pixel 7 family’s signature software features. Android Police reports that Google has released a third beta for the first quarterly platform release (QPR1) of Android 13, which adds Clear Calling for Pixel 7 and 7 Pro. Enable it in the sound settings and the AI will eliminate background noise on the other end of cell phone calls while amplifying voices. You may not need to ask someone to repeat themselves when traffic noise drowns them out.
Google notes that Clear Calling’s availability depends on your cellular and Wi-Fi connections, and that the company doesn’t track call content. The beta also adds a toggle for voice calls over 5G and some cosmetic UI improvements.
You’ll have to wait a lot longer if you’d rather not beta test a patch. The finished QPR1 release is not expected before December. You’ll have something to look forward to, whether you’re a tester or not. 9to5Google notes that the Pixel 7’s free lifetime Google One VPN will be available in the same month, giving you an easy way to secure your mobile internet access.
There is no mention of if or when Clear Calling will be available for non-Google devices. Google sometimes makes pixel-first features available elsewhere with a delay, but others remain more exclusive. You may have to sit on the sidelines if you’re using a third-party Android device.
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