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Google Voice Updated, Allows for Voicemail and Text Searching

Google Voice just received a much needed update that allows you to search through your voicemail transcripts and text messages.  As you can see from the shot above, you can now easily see how many times your writers spam your inbox…err.  (Hi Tato!)  As you would also expect from a search giant, this new feature works very well and a button for it has now replaced the “Settings” option you once received when hitting menu.

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Cheers Kendal!

  • Voice keeps getting better!

  • Many thanks to this information..love it!

  • How about voice to text that actually works. about 80 percent or more of my voicemails are complete garbage when output to txt by Google Voice.

  • suchashorttime

    Here's something funky. I just installed and set up Google Voice (just for Visual VM) on my D1, Cyanogenmod 6, Launcher Pro, overclocked to 1ghz. I verified that I downloaded the same build as reported, but the menu screen doesn't have the More button, and i don't think it's pulling in SMS with the VM. Am i just fudging something in the set up, or is this a D1 thang?

    • likemahname?

      you need a google voice number, idk if you can get it from your phone, but you can get it from google.com/voice and voice settings.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    the version before this got such bad reviews, I never updated. I will wait a bit longer to see how this one shakes out

  • CrayZme

    Is there anyway I can use my old D1 (which is no longer active on VZW) over wifi with google voice ? It tries to work and then connects to VZW to activate the phone. Its a non-rooted D1 with 2.2 I would be willing to root it if needed.

  • anon

    Did this every get resolved? http://www.droid-life.com/2010/07/22/google-voice-update-possibly-kills-unlimited-calling-trick/ If not, I'm sticking with the old one that still allows me to do it.

  • AnDroidSepTIX

    Need to write and article about Google Voice tips and tricks. There are ways to make calls over wifi through GV also if anyone is interested you can receive GV messages in trillian, gtalk, or any gttalk client using gvmax.com services. Check em out

    • Mr. Joshua

      +1 on the gvmax services. These seem pretty cool; I will probably sign up just to have my SMS handled in my IM app instead of the awkward Google Voice Inbox. Here is a Lifehacker write-up I just read about it:

      • AnDroidSepTIX

        It works great. I hated always having a new thread the next day from the same person. So I scoured the internet looking for a solution and found this. I use trillian to handle everything now and dropped text from my plan. If someone wants to send a picture email me.

  • R R

    In my opinion, they should have left the settings button there in the first page of menu choices since we have a search button on the phone.

    • garbagedick

      for some reason they didn't enable the google voice search as a searchable item in the universal search yet

  • Calliing over wifi is nice!,,,, what I need is better txting capabilities,,,, pic, sounds, mms,,, etc…. and no lag!

  • Josh

    Tim-o-tato “lol's” alot.

    • I've had a few chardonnays, what of it? “lol”

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  • Chasemanhattan

    I'm not budging off 0.3.4 until wifi calling come through. I'm still rocking the friends and family trick:)

  • Michael_NM

    Spam from Tato should be called spud. 😛

  • aczm1988

    Tato is always spamming! He floods my inbox too! Hahah 😛

  • Mr. Joshua

    I like it, but I really can't wait for calling over wi-fi, and all the other awesome features that will come on it after Gingerbread.

    • Dont hold your breath. I dont see verizon releasing a phone or software update that essentially puts them out of business. Free voip calls will be here in the next few years but verizon or any other carrier is not in the business of putting themselves out of business.

  • like Tim said Brutal lol

  • Its about time. Voice seems to be Google's most neglected app, its like they dont want you to use it (MMS? multi recipient SMS? etc).

    • rajman1138

      I agree, I want to switch fully over to Google Voice but the lack of MMS is holding me back, I can't tell people to use this number for Voice and SMS and this one for MMS, kinda defeats the purpose of a unified number

  • Nick

    Is there any lag like the latest version if so I am staying with my old version from a apk I found ? Also First ??

    • katie

      agreed the lag has been bad! hopefully this update fixes that