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Google Voice updated for Android

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Google Voice updated for Android
Google has been pretty busy today. First, we finally got a release (albeit beta) of Chrome for Android, and now Google Voice has received an update bringing a new icon as well as a more ICS friendly look. If you've been paying attention to the UI changes and new Google bar that has been rolling out to Google products, you'll likely have already seen the new Voice logo, which puts more of an emphasis on the texting side of the product and not just the voice calls. 

The update brings a slightly different UI style to Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich devices, so now the menus and layout fit in better with the new look of Android. The app now also includes dedicated user feedback menus on each screen which should help Google make the app better with more targeted feedback. But, the biggest, or at least most useful, update in this version of Voice is asynchronous SMS, which means that if you are offline, SMS messages will be put in a queue to be sent when you get online again. 

If you need Google Voice, it's available for free in the Android Market, though only US users can sign up for the product. 

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posted on 07 Feb 2012, 22:52

1. jove39 (Posts: 1976; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


posted on 07 Feb 2012, 23:09

2. belovedson (Posts: 1052; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)

can you breakdown the new rights agreement I heard its controversial

posted on 08 Feb 2012, 01:58

3. daddyd302 (Posts: 47; Member since: 17 Jul 2008)

I don't really see any difference besides the new icon on my Galaxy Nexus....

posted on 08 Feb 2012, 08:24

4. jcrally17 (Posts: 8; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

They need to make it so you can tell which phone # is being called/ringing. **This is kind of a basic integration function, you think we Android users would have, but instead only iOS users have, because they use an app that is not so deeply integrated...

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