Google Voice

The Google Voice app just received another update this evening, bumping it to version 4.2.34 and bringing a very short (but welcome) change log -- tablet support.  We've seen just how easy it is to sideload the app onto your tablet, and plenty of folks noticed the way the action bar looks more tablet-like in the update a few days ago, but now it's more official with it sitting right in the Market, waiting for you to download it.

So get to it -- link is after the break.

Thanks, Daves!

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Had to uninstall the old sideloaded version. But after that it installed. Much better layout and the tabs are nice.

It does work really well on my XOOM. I use it for all my texting anyway now just another reason to love Google Voice.

icebike says:

My sideloaded version just updated itself, since I had absent mindedly checked the auto update box when I sideloaded it.

mises#AC says:

Q.. how do you uninstall an apk file download? I am on asus transformer. Thanks.

Settings>>applications>>manage applications>>click on downloaded and scroll down to find Google Voice, click on it and hit the uninstall button.

hope this helps..

mises#AC says:

Hi, i did a download of theapk file from here and then google came out with market version. Idontt see the chat icon on the google voice. Iwonder if iam getting agood install.

s1moore says:

Follow the link but it claims it is not available - galaxy tab 10.1

It's definitely a step in the right direction, but I won't be satisfied until I can make VoIP calls directly from my Galaxy Tab!

roblee37 says:

i totally agree with you on that!!!

Koui says:

I make Google Voice VoIP calls daily on my Asus Transformer using the GrooVe IP app. Have you tried it on your Tab?

jrnlytn says:

Saweeeet! It works great on my Xoom. Now I have no excuse but to integrate my Sprint # so I can text right from Chrome and my Xoom on the fly!!! Thanks GOOGLE!

dchawk81 says:

Unfortunately it broke the notification bar on my Epic. The notice comes in but then it vanishes before you can swipe down and click it. I had to go back to

JNM says:

Very nice. Instead of texts taking a few minutes to arrive on my tablet they are pushed just as quickly as they are to Google Voice on my Sensation.

rsy8806 says:

tried to get to it, but market place online claims its not available for my toshiba thrive. :(

Anon_Emus says:

I got it from the market on my thrive this morning... Works fine.

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kjay2559 says:

just installed the update say's version 4.2.36 on my phone, not 4.2.34 just curious about that because I know AC does not make mitsakes ;>]

I am brand new to the android tablet space. I LOVE my Samsung Galaxy Tab. I want to use it for texting so I have downloaded Google Voice from the App Market but I am having trouble setting it up. All goes well until it gets to the step of "verifying my phone". This fails. What might I be doing wrong?

I have a data account with Verizon and therefore I have a phone number even though I will never be making voice calls with it.

Any place anyone can point me for suggestions?