Sep 09 AT 12:36 PM Anthony Domanico 8 Comments

Google Voice updated, adds two widgets

Just days after the leaked Google Voice application from Tmobile’s upcoming G2 phone, Google Voice received an official update in the Android Market. The updated application brings two new homescreen widgets.

The Google Voice Inbox Widget allows you to view your Google Voice voicemail and text messages right from your homescreen without needing to launch the application.

The Settings Widget allows you to quickly launch the Google Voice application, compose a new text message, change your Google Voice dialing preferences, and immediately put you into “Do Not Disturb” mode so that all your Google Voice calls will go straight to voicemail.

You’ll also be able to see your credit balance at the bottom of the widget.

Widgets are one of the main things that make Android stand out against its competitors, and the Google Voice widgets are both handy and very well done. We encourage you to head over to the market and update your Google Voice application to the latest version.

As always, let us know what you think about the update in the comments.


Via: Google Voice Blog

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  • http://Website andy

    The widgets are awesome. I picked the wrong option when voice came out and kept my old number. Can I change that now?

    • http://Website Greg

      If I recall correctly, Google charges $10 to change it.

  • keridel

    we dont get to use it because although the uk uses more android phones than anywhere else in europe google wont let us have voice :’( *softly weeps*

  • http://Website Adam

    they’re nice, but I can’t STAND widgets that are 3 wide!

    • http://Website jiwilli

      That is my main complaint. They should have made the 4 wide or even 2 x 2. Bad design, but they work great…

    • http://Website Bobby

      Use launcherpro. I have one widget resized to 2 squares and the other (gv text widget) set to 4

  • http://Website Alan Mc

    Great, Now just bring it to the UK and I can dump hullomail and its rubbish app in the bin :)

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