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  1. InfernalByte

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    Goole have seen fit to remove the call record api. From Pie meaning that I can't record my calls anymore, which I felt was a necessity for business purposes. I'm holding off installing Pie and I'm being reminded once every couple of days about the 'upgrade', but will I be forced at some point to upgrade or get bricked? I've heard some horror stories in the past.
     

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    Well I've got a Huawei that was updated to Pie last month, and it can still record all phone calls just fine. So it may not be Google's doing and is entirely Samsung, the Note8 manufacturer. Do you live in a country where recording phone calls might be legally restricted, because of some telecommunications privacy laws? Which phone manufacturers must comply with.
     
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    I live in the UK, contrary to popular belief it is legal to record calls as long as both parties agree. I read Google were pulling the option.
     
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    Google removed the API with Pie for third-party user installed call recorder apps?

    FWIW I've also got a UK version Samsung Galaxy S7 here, originally bought from Vodafone, and that does NOT have a call recording as standard, even though it's currently been used with China Unicom here in the PRC. All China version Samsungs can record phone calls as standard, including S9 and S10 with Pie. Same with other manufacturers as well.
     
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    I'm reading that the removed api is a call log permission issue not a recording issue, also, for the ACR app I use there is an 'unchained' version available in the Huawei store you might like to check out.
     
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    I've just found Call Recorder - ACR in the Huawei App Gallery, along with a note... "*INCOMPATIBLE WITH ANDROID 9". So yeh that's definitely Google's doing. :(
     
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    I can't express how disappointed I am with Pie, not only can I not record calls anymore, it is not illegal in the UK, (my bank does it all the time), but I also have a small clock in the status bar I can't get rid of! What other piss poor practices are Samsung copying from the cupertinos? If I wanted shit I'd have bought Apple!
     
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    Agreed... I noticed that as well. I also posted something about the messaging app not showing the name of the person(s) your texting in the main conversation window. It only shows their photo or avatar.
     

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