The first beta for the Android 13 quarterly release includes a new “clear calling” feature that “reduces background noises during calls.”
The images shared by Rahman note 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 flexing its noise-canceling muscles and custom six-core audio chips, that powers the active noise cancellation system, for awhile.
First, and most impressively, Google used AI to suppress background noises like the crackling of snack bags, keyboard clicks, and dogs barking in Google Meet.
More recently with the $199 Pixel Buds Pro, which are the company’s first earbuds with active noise cancellation. These deliver improved sound quality, longer battery life, satisfactory noise cancellation, and bonus convenience features like multipoint.
We’ll have to wait and see how Google does with regular old phone calls!