Google Voice Updated to Version 0.2.0.2

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Google Voice Update

Google Voice has been updated to version 0.2.0.2 and as per the usual Google updates, there is no change log. It would be fun to talk about even minor performance improvements but nothing is certain. Feel free to download the latest update and let us know if you find anything.

UPDATE from Google Voice Blog: The Google Voice update features “direct access numbers” which lets users place calls much faster. Until this update, the Google Voice app had to make a request to the Google Voice server which added some lag to the service. With Direct Access Numbers, users have a unique phone number assigned to them for every person you call. This means you no longer have to access the server each time you make a call and the whole process is faster.

Download Google Voice from m.google.com/voice.

  • Devcomm

    You need to go to m.google.com in order to download the app, as stated in the article. Setting the update interval is not a new feature, but showing the Balance of the account is. The only other new feature I’ve noticed so far, is that GV no longer loads up on reboot of the device. Hallelujah!

  • http://NickStarr.com Nick Starr

    You REALLY should do some research before you post things…

    http://googlevoiceblog.blogspot.com/

    Faster dialing with Google Voice on Android and Blackberry devices
    Thursday, July 22, 2010 | 9:35 AM
    At Google we are obsessed with speed. Our mantra is faster = better. This is true for our Google Voice mobile apps as well. When you want to make a call, your phone should connect you as quickly as possible, whether you’re calling via Google Voice or not.

    Today we are launching an enhancement to the Google Voice mobile app on Android and Blackberry phones, which makes placing calls much faster. We call this feature “direct access numbers.” Here’s how it works:

    Until today, the Google Voice app had to make a request to the Google Voice server every time you wanted to make a call to send us the phone number you wanted to dial. Then the call would be connected via a Google Voice access number. With direct access numbers, we assign a unique phone number to every person you call. This means that we no longer need to use your data network to access the server each time you make a call, so calls will be placed much faster.

    The updated Android app is available from Android Market starting today. For Blackberry users, you can download the app by visiting http://m.google.com/voice from your mobile device. You will need a valid Google Voice account to use the app, and at this time, Google Voice is available in the US only.

  • http://NickStarr.com Nick Starr

    You REALLY should do some research before you post things…

    http://googlevoiceblog.blogspot.com/

    Faster dialing with Google Voice on Android and Blackberry devices
    Thursday, July 22, 2010 | 9:35 AM
    At Google we are obsessed with speed. Our mantra is faster = better. This is true for our Google Voice mobile apps as well. When you want to make a call, your phone should connect you as quickly as possible, whether you’re calling via Google Voice or not.

    Today we are launching an enhancement to the Google Voice mobile app on Android and Blackberry phones, which makes placing calls much faster. We call this feature “direct access numbers.” Here’s how it works:

    Until today, the Google Voice app had to make a request to the Google Voice server every time you wanted to make a call to send us the phone number you wanted to dial. Then the call would be connected via a Google Voice access number. With direct access numbers, we assign a unique phone number to every person you call. This means that we no longer need to use your data network to access the server each time you make a call, so calls will be placed much faster.

    The updated Android app is available from Android Market starting today. For Blackberry users, you can download the app by visiting http://m.google.com/voice from your mobile device. You will need a valid Google Voice account to use the app, and at this time, Google Voice is available in the US only.

  • endlessike

    I use google voice as my primary in-out voice line and txt message (work blackberry)

    I doubt there's any significant changes

  • http://twitter.com/pavels82 Pavel Sapozhnikov

    I downloaded it yesterday and I think the new features is now you can say how often to update and it tells you your balance and some minor ui updates

  • Guest

    When I go to the mobile google voice site, it does not have an option to download the new app. Any ideas of how to get the new download?

  • Greg

    Still no Storm2 support :(

  • Will Fanguy

    Check the Google Mobile blog. Faster dialing, less data access.

  • http://NickStarr.com Nick Starr

    You STILL haven't edited or updated the story to take out your wildly inaccurate information, knowing that the Google Voice blog posted the updates BEFORE you published this inaccurate information? You lack any credibility as a writer.

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com/ Kyle McInnes

    Updated.