The initial beta for the Android 13 quarterly release carries a new clear calling feature that reduces background noises during calls. It had been first spotted by Mishaal Rahman on Twitter who also tweeted directions to enable it on your own without root, if youre feeling bold.
The images shared by Rahman remember that Clear Calling works of all mobile networks, isn’t designed for Wi-Fi calling, and content from your own call isn’t delivered to Google.
Google has been flexing its noise-canceling muscles (and custom six-core audio chips) for awhile. First, & most impressively, through the use of AI to suppress background noises just like the crackling of snack bags, keyboard clicks, and dogs barking in Google Meet. Recently with the $199 Pixel Buds Pro the companys first earbuds with active noise cancellation.
My colleague Chris Welch, who knows more about noise-cancelation tech (and unannounced Sonos speakers) than anyone I understand, called the ANC on the Pixel Buds Pro, a lot more than competent even though it wont be bumping Sony or Bose from the very best of the mountain. Pretty good for an initial effort, now lets observe how Google does with regular old calls.