updated 04:35 pm EDT, Thu September 9, 2010
Google Voice gets universal Android widget
Google today posted an update to the Google Voice app that gives all Android users the widgets that first made their appearance with the T-Mobile G2. The main inbox add-on shows a preview of all new voicemail and text messages and lets users jump to a given message in the full app. A settings widget provides both quick ways to launch the main app, send a text message, change the Google Voice account itself or check the amount of paid outbound calling minutes.
Either widget is optional to use. Google Voice has already been updated and should be available in Android Market today, although using it requires a free Google Voice account. The service has left beta but is still limited to US residents.