Google Voice Gets Update for Ice Cream Sandwich

Google Voice Gets Update for Ice Cream Sandwich

Feb 8, 2012

Google Voice has gotten an update that brings a few minor changes, but ones that should be useful to Android users across the spectrum of devices. What should be most interesting to those who use Google Voice in spotty network conditions is that the app now supports what it calls asynchronous messaging. In layman’s terms, that means that texts made when a device isn’t connected to the internet will be queued up and sent as soon as internet access is restored. Next, the interface has been adapted for Ice Cream Sandwich devices, utilizing new design standards like the Action Menu for these buttonless devices. As well, the icon has been given a change, the first major change for the logo since the service’s inception. However, the widgets still use some of the old graphics and logos, so this transition to the new logo is clearly not done yet – further updates should be expected soon. The update is available now.

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