Google makes new pure Android apps available on the Play Store!

Google made two stock apps available today on the Play Store: Contacts and Phone. For now, apps are only available to those who have Android 6.0 Marshmallow installed. Get to know both apps a bit.

Update: apparently, Google has removed the apps from the Play Store.

When Google launched Android M, Contacts and Phone apps were separated from the operating system, becoming standalone APKs. As such, these two apps are only compatible with Nexus, Android One, and Google Play Edition devices running Android 6.x. This separation makes it easy to update and fix bugs, as it is not necessary to update the entire operating system to modify applications.


With the update, Contacts has gained bug fixes, improvements, and a simplified contact edition. Here are the links from the Play Store and APKMirror.

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The new Contacts. / Google


The Phone app has gained an unheard-of voicemail counter, call blocking, upcoming calls from the app search bar, and a new interface. Follow the links to the Play Store and APKMirror.

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Call blocking and searching for nearby places. / Google

Unfortunately, we were unable to install either app on our Nexus 5 with Marshmallow, so Google will probably only release the apps slowly.

This app is not compatible with any of your devices.

For now, if these news became clear, did anyone notice anything new in the applications?

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