Mishaal Rahman on Twitter was the first to notice the new “clear calling” function, which “reduces background sounds during conversations,” and he even provided instructions on how to enable it for yourself without rooting if you’re feeling brave.
Clear Calling is available “on most mobile networks,” “not available for Wi-Fi calling,” and “content from your call is not forwarded to Google,” according to the photos posted by Rahman.
For a time now, Google has been showing off its noise-cancelling prowess (along with its unique six-core audio processors). The first, and most remarkable, is by utilising AI to muffle background noises in Google Meet, such as the clicking of keyboards, the cracking of food bags, and the barking of dogs. Recently, the $199 Pixel Buds Pro, the company’s first active noise-canceling earphones, were released.
Not bad for a first attempt, now let’s see how Google does with regular old phone calls. My colleague Chris Welch, who knows more about noise-canceling technology (and unannounced Sonos speakers) than anyone I know, called the ANC on the Pixel Buds Pro, “more than competent — even if it won’t be bumping Sony or Bose from the top of the mountain.”