Google Officially Updates Voice for Android with Widgets


When a ROM for the T-Mobile G2 leaked one of the most interesting things to emerge was a tweaked suite of Google mobile apps including a new version of GMail and an updated Google Voice featuring some pretty nice little widgets. Both applications were promptly ripped from the builds and made available to Froyo users, but now Google is starting to officially roll out the update apps to Android handsets.

We won’t tread over too much old ground, but the new version of Voice features two separate widgets that can be used alone or simultaneously. One shows you the text of your latest transcribed voicemails while the other displays your account balance and has shortcuts to the full Voice app, text messaging, call settings, and a “Do Not Disturb” button. You can grab the new version of Voice from the Android Market and add the widgets to the homescreen of your choice the same as you would any other.

[via Google Mobile Blog]

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  • Inspiron41

    cool beans

  • Inspiron41

    cool beans

  • Bigmerf

    yes yes

  • Fred

    cool beans

  • Nathanial

    Cool ca cool cool beans ba ba ba beans. ( Hot Rod reference ). Actually very useful for me.

  • PhoneDog

    Where can I get it? want it NOW!!!!!!!!!

  • jdog

    I’ll stick with my free calling and not update.

  • m1n10n

    Sweet. Check the market, the update and widget is available now.

  • Kris

    GV wont recognize my phone number. I am on VZW and cant figure it out.

  • acey

    When will they add VOIP?

  • Kris

    figured it out. Had to set up on the PC. Its a great service…so much better than the VZW visual VM. you can read the transcription on the widget, brilliant.

  • edhe

    Google voice outside the US please…