Android was never a problem to record a telephone conversation. To do this, in Google Play there are a lot of different applications for every taste and budget. However, at some point, Google decided that the use of such software may violate the privacy of the people recorded without their knowledge, and embedded in Android 9 Pie mechanism, blocking the possibility of recording. Therefore, those who valued this feature, just had to get a root-law, which is certainly very pissed off many users. The search giant has abandoned this venture, and now has decided to integrate a recording function in a branded app.
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Google is testing the function of recording telephone calls in the Phone app. This is evidenced by the contents of the APK file utilities, where we found the appropriate tools. It turns out that Google just abandoned the idea of a ban call recording, but she decided to contribute to the dissemination of such capabilities. Because you never know when and under what circumstances it may be useful to record a phone call, which can sometimes serve as proof in the investigation of crimes.
Recording phone conversations on Android
Judging by the content of the beta version of “Telephone” conversation recording can be started with a special button that appears in the application interface. Hence, the function will not be hidden, as often happens with innovations in Google Chrome, prednaznachalas for a wide range of users. Another thing is that there is no guarantee that Google will bring this project to the end and inserted the record function in the final version of the application. In the end, while it’s just mentioned in the code, that does not prevent developers to simply disable it.
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But even if Google decides to run the function recording telephone conversations, it can expect problems with the authorities. The fact that the latent audioticity recognized by the legislation of different countries as espionage or violation of personal safety recordable, assuming for violators to criminal penalties. Therefore, it is possible that Google may be required if you do not remove the innovation in principle, at least to start informing those recorded, using an appropriate signal.
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Many do not remember, but before the Marshmallow Android operating system was present staffing Toolkit, which provides applications for recording phone conversations. However, with the release of the update, Google removed the API, forcing developers to create their own solution which would allow them to make up for the lost functionality. As a result, the replacement was even better than the original, and users have for several years forgot about the restrictions imposed on the search giant.
Can’t win — head
Why Google suddenly decided to abandon the locks and add a “Phone” built-in tool to record conversations? Most likely, it’s not about changing the principles of the company and in her desire to lead something that is impossible to win. After all, if it sells the recording with all safety requirements, it will not be underground function for which users have to go to all sorts of tricks, hacking their smartphones and deprived thereby of any right to warranty service.