Calling over Wi-Fi or data finally comes to Google Voice in beta form. Sign up now to try the feature out, but take note of the limitations and known issues.
Google April 5, 2018
Google has now updated its aging Voice app, bringing over new features and a fresher look than yesteryear’s eyesore. The update pushes out for Android Jan. 23 and iOS a couple of days later.
Apps/Software January 23, 2017
Some Google Voice users reported a banner advertisement popping in their inbox, announcing a new version ready for download. While the banner seemed to be an accidental slip, Google confirmed that an update is indeed coming.
Google January 10, 2017
Rumors of Google Fiber Phone reached the media. The telecom service beta program could be just another sign that Google aims to directly compete with rivals from the cable industry that offer cable and phone packages.
Gadgets January 31, 2016
Google recently announced the refinement it made on its Voice Search feature. Now, users can expect a faster and more accurate Google Voice Search than ever.
Apps/Software September 26, 2015
Hangouts 4.0 is finally available to Android users. The updated version, which is now rolling out through Google Play, comes with a refreshed design and an enhanced way of sending messages.
Apps/Software August 11, 2015
Google is testing a new buy button in its service 'Puchases On Google" that will let users buy products directly from shopping ads, with the ability to search for results using Google Voice.
Internet July 15, 2015
Google's Mobile Voice Study analyzed the voice search usage of smartphone users in the United States. Google found 51 percent of teenagers and 32 percent of adults use the feature 'just for fun.'
Apps/Software October 15, 2014
Google launches a new Hangouts app for Chrome OS and Windows. Now available for download in the Chrome Web Store, the new Hangouts is designed to keep conversations easily accessible.
Apps/Software October 10, 2014
Researchers from consulting firm Stone Temple asked the voice-activated assistants of iPhones, Androids and Window’s Phones questions to find out which system is the most accurate.
Geek October 10, 2014
Google Voice MMS is now supported in almost 100 carriers in North America. Verizon, however, is not on the list.
Apps/Software October 8, 2014
Microsoft has removed 1,500 dubious apps from its Windows and Windows Phone Store. The company's online marketplace had been riddled with fake apps that mimic legitimate apps from companies such as Google and Apple.
Apps/Software August 28, 2014
Google has recently updated its Voice Search app for Android by enabling it to understand multiple spoken languages. Users can now do a voice search using two or more languages.
Apps/Software August 23, 2014
Android L hidden features reveal that users will be able to make and receive calls using Google Voice. Android L will also include battery-friendly elements.
Apps/Software July 2, 2014
Google Voice will reportedly become part of Hangouts soon, as Google moves to consolidate its communication apps into one big killer app. Hangouts is quite popular with users and has essentially taken over where Voice left off.
Apps/Software March 19, 2014
Google Voice now supports users to send MMS in the U.S. using T-Mobile'e network.
Apps/Software November 11, 2013