Google has launched a mobile web version of its popular Voice application for the iPhone and Palm Web OS devices.The web-based Voice app allows the Mountain View-based company to effectively bypass Apple's previous decision to reject, or perpetually review, the native iPhone iteration of the progra ...
You can’t say I didn’t give it an honest try. It was over a year ago now that I tried switching from an Android phone to the iPhone. The main reason I had waited so long was my tether to Google Voice – I’m all in there after porting my phone number to them a few years ago. And Google Voice never worked natively on the iPhone.
Until Sprint, that is.
I have become a big user of Google Voice and have several phone numbers via multiple email accounts. On my iPhone I have tried several apps and found Talkatone to be among the others but there were some close competitors. Now that I have an Android tablet I have tried Talkatone. It is nice but the UI doesn't seem as nice as the iOS version.
Google Voice remains a pretty useful service if you want your voice mails turned into text messages. However, it’s ability to do so accurately is a little hit and miss. Indeed, there are numerous websites that contain hilarious Google Voice transcriptions, often on Tumblr blogs. Plus, Google Voice is only available in the US.
So, helped a family member get herself an iPhone 5. While setting it up, I noticed their App store has a Google Search app that includes voice recognition (as we do) and also Google voice response. WTF ... I have an Android phone, and I don't even have that. What a surprise to me.
All in all, I can see why these folks like the phone.
I have a new HTC EVO 4G LTE. I just installed the Google Voice app but it does not prompt me to select the GV or native number when making outgoing calls. I made sure that option is set in the GV app settings and I even set it to always use the GV number but the cell phone's native number is always used.
Anyone have any ideas?
Does anyone have this working on their HTC EVO 4G LTE?
I just built an app, Messaging + Google Voice. It's the native Android messaging application with Google Voice capabilities. It will allow you to send and receive Google Voice and carrier messages within the same application.