The dialer in Android 4. 4 KitKat has a new look and brand new search features, but come 2014 it will also have a better database of photos from individuals that you call. Although a specific date has however to be given, Google plans at some point in “early 2014” in order to flip the switch on partnering up people’s verified phone numbers with their Google+ profile pictures.
This means that any time you call someone after confirming your phone number with Search engines, the person on the other end will see your Google+ user profile picture on their incoming call screen. Google says this is useful for when you meet someone but have yet to add them to your contacts plus associate an image with them, which usually we can see the benefit of.
Currently the portion of your Search engines account settings that manages phone numbers simply has a listing of “verified” numbers associated with your account, and it seems as though could possibly be opted into this brand new system by default. The tooltip reads “help people who have your phone number find you on the search engines services and connect with a person, ” and this function happens to be used for things like Hangouts.
In such a way, this is simply letting you take control of your own contact image on other people’s devices. Rather than leaving behind it up to everyone else to put you in their contacts plus link up the proper balances to see your Google+ user profile, you can simply keep your information up-to-date and they’ll see it.
It’s not entirely clear exactly what version of Android will be required for you to see (or be seen) the new get in touch with images associated with numbers nor do we have any better time-frame than early 2014, but you may want to jump into those people Google account settings plus choose which, if any kind of, phone numbers you want linked to your account.
Source: +Attila Bodis; Google Phone Settings