Just a quickie here for you, but itâs an important one. Users of Google Voice on the Android platform get a couple of special treats today. Thereâs a new update for the Google Voice app that brings along with it some surprises.
According to Google, there are now âimprovedâ notifications (which my iPhone-using self hasnât been able to test, just yet), as well as group texting. While both of these are pretty big deals, itâs the last feature that really sets this update apart â offline voicemail.
If youâve ever tried to access a Google Voice voicemail in a crappy coverage area, then you know how much of a futile effort it can be. Since your voicemail is stored on Googleâs servers rather than locally on your phone, playback is nigh-on impossible unless youâve got decent coverage.
Now, if only us iOS users could get Apple to loosen the reigns a bit so we could get better integration too.
The update is free, of course, and itâs available now in the Android Market.
A tip of the hat to Chad Catacchio for the heads up.