Earlier this month, the Phone app was made available on the Play Stores of non-pixel devices by Google. But, the app has been noticed to be renamed as “Phone by Google,” previously it was named as “Phone” only. Probably because of the launch of Android version 11, this thing came into notice a bit late.
The app was named “Phone” for a long time but is now officially named as “Phone by Google – Caller ID & Spam Protection,” because Google has added a new feature of verified calls that protect the users from getting fake and spam calls. Moreover, the latter portion clearly describes the capabilities of the app and how it will be beneficial for the users.
The logo and name were enough to attract the users, but the addition of “by Google” will now play a more significant role. Billions of people use and trust Google, and knowing that Google backs up the app sounds pretty promising and safe.
The change in the name is only visible on the Play Store; once you download the app, it will be displayed with the name “Phone” on your home screen.