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Google Voice over IP is brought by Android to Home Screen

Google Voice over IP is brought by Android to Home Screen
Google released an update to its Android application for a free phone management service that enables U.S. residents and users to apply a single 10-digit number for all of related phone lines, including cellular, traditional landline and VoIP.
The modernized application attaches two additional widgets to Android's home screen, thereby making it more convenient for users to access Google Voice's inbox and settings. The “Inbox widget” indicates and displays the user's most recent voicemails and text messages on the home screen. "You can now quickly flip though messages in your Inbox with the widget, and selecting any message preview will open it in the Google Voice app," wrote product manager Marcus Foster on the Google blog.

On another turn the “Settings widget”, features four icons that enables fast access to key elements consisting of: 1) the full Google Voice application; 2) a free text- messaging tool; 3) calling preferences; 4) the Do Not Disturb setting that transfer currently unwanted Google Voice calls to voicemail.

User’s credit balance is visible at the bottom of the Settings widget. One of Google Voice's best cost-savings associated features is that it lets you place international calls at really low rates.)

The updated Android app is yet another example of the mainstreaming of Google Voice. It was just within the three months time frames when Google released the Google Voice to public, a month later it debuted the first Google Voice mobile applications. And in August 2010 the search giant of integrated Google Voice with Gmail, a service that makes Gmail users to forward free calls to cell phones and landlines in the U.S. and Canada.

Having nowadays’ introduction of new home screen widgets for its Android app, Google Voice is rapidly becoming a more integral part of the mobile experience. What's next?

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