Google Voice Android App Gets Bugfixes, Improved Offline Support


It’s been a couple months since Google last released an update to its Google Voice app for Android. That last one was pretty darn minor, with the most notable change being some more ecological power management. Google’s back with a new update to the software, this time actually fixing some annoying bugs.

If you’ve tried Google Voice out, you’ve probably noticed some odd behavior when trying to play back voicemails you’ve received, where the message would stop running shortly after you began listening, requiring you to hit “play” a second time. With Google Voice, voicemail playback will now work as planned, no longer requiring that second tap.

Unlike a traditional VoIP app, Google Voice uses normal voice services to connect you, after routing you to an access number to initiate the call. In the past, the app would negotiate this setup with its servers each time you wanted to dial. Now, you’ll no longer need an active data connection each and every time you want to call someone – only that very first time.

There’s also a fix for an issue that would delay Android notifications from showing up on time, and new warning messages advising if the phone has no data connection when you go to write a text message. Look for the updated app in the Android Market today.

Source: Google

Via: Android Police

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