Is Google behind UIDAI Mystery Number creeping into your android smartphones contacts list? Well if we go by the statements its true and Google in a statement has confirmed about it.
There is so much buzz about Mystery UIDAI Number creeping into your contact list.
A UIDAI toll-free number is seen as added in contact lists of iPhone & google android smartphones.
Google says it had added the number in the code of the Android software and is now addressing the matter. It also says that they will fix the issue in coming weeks.
Google behind UIDAI Mystery Number? Statement release says so –
Our internal review has revealed that in 2014, the then UIDAI helpline number and the 112 distress helpline number were inadvertently coded into the SetUp wizard of the Android release given to OEMs for use in India and has remained there since.
Since the numbers get listed on a user’s contact list these get transferred accordingly to the contacts on any new device.
Google’s statement gives an incomplete clarity on the issues. However Google’s statement does not give any information about the presence of the distress number in iPhone which use iOS.
We are sorry for any concern that this might have caused, and would like to assure everyone that this is not a situation of an unauthorised access of their Android devices.
We will work towards fixing this in an upcoming release of SetUp wizard which will be made available to OEMs over the next few weeks.Google India
UIDAI responded to the growing shock on Mystery UIDAI Number on Twitter.
UIDAI denies having anything to do with this strange occurrence.
Our valid Toll free number is 1947 which is functional for more than the last two years.
UIDAI has reiterated that it has not asked or advised anyone including any telecom service providers or mobile manufacturers or Android to include 18003001947 or 1947 in the default list of public service numbers.TRAI - Twitter
We tried deleting and yes you can delete the number from your contact lists also.
So what you think? Should you be worried about what’s happening with our smartphones?