Tuesday , September 25 2018 Ausdroid » Software » Apps, Games & Google Services » [Update: Removed] Google adds Phone and Contacts to Google Play as standalone apps – limited access for now

Phone - Contacts
Google has been pushing their stock Android apps to Google Play as standalone entities for some time now, allowing them greater control to update them outside of OS releases. The latest apps to make the plunge are the stock Dialer and Contacts apps, which are now available on Google Play.

The apps are only in limited release, with access seemingly limited to Android One, Nexus and Google Play Edition devices running Marshmallow. The apps appear to be straight from their current iteration, except for the Phone app, which appears to have added one new feature:
Call Blocking – Get the calls you want, and not the ones you don’t. You can now block numbers to prevent unwanted calls.

If your phone or cell connected tablet meets the requirements, you can install the Phone or Contacts apps from Google Play right now.

Update:Looks like they’ve removed both apps from the Play Store now – but as we know they exist as standalone apps, we’ll likely see them again soon.

Phone
Phone
Developer: Google LLC
Price: Free
Contacts
Contacts
Developer: Google LLC
Price: Free
Source: Google Play - Contacts, and Google Play - Phone.

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I managed to get the dialer from the Play Store earlier, had to get contacts elsewhere

John Bousattout
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wont install on my device (LG G4).
I really want the make-shift nexus look lol

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Love to use Dialer App on my wife’s s6 edge. I like the Google caller ID. But again i also like samsung swipe feature on contacts and sensor dialer.

John Bousattout
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Yeah, that’s the only thing that i like on Samsung’s UI.

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links broken?

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