G2 ROM Has Google Voice Widget, other Goodies

The G2 ROM we broke the other day has been getting some attention this week.  Shortly after we posted the article, clever developers and hackers started pulling it apart and searching for hidden goodies.  Right away, we were treated to things like the wallpapers and information about the new Qualcomm processorLate last night, one of the guys from DroidDog loaded it onto his handset to see what he could uncover.  He found that the “With Google” in the G2 means “just about every Google app available for Android comes already installed on the device.”  Among the Google applications is a new Google Voice widget and various customizations that are done when initially setting the phone up.  You know, to make the phone more “you”.  Does the updated Voice mean Google is up to something new and special?  Maybe, maybe not.  Could be time for an upgraded app and nothing more.  It’s always fun to dream though.

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6 Comments

  1. anakin78z
    August 27, 13:35 Reply

    Hmn… maybe voip support for google voice when on wifi & out of service range?

    Gtalk & video calling integration?

    Let me dream!!!!

  2. 94wolf
    August 27, 14:43 Reply

    Looking at the widget I wonder why they would specify an international rate? Could this possibly be for VOIP???

    Lets hope!!

    • Acsteffy87
      August 27, 15:02 Reply

      It says “International calls only” because that is what I have it set to. By clicking the 3rd icon it changes the setting for when to use GV for calls.

    • anakin78z
      August 27, 16:07 Reply

      Actually, to me it looks like that’s telling you you’re only using Google Voice for international calls (you know how you have the option to use it for international only, all calls, or to ask each time?)

  3. ryaninc
    August 27, 15:23 Reply

    I’ve been using this updated Voice app on my rooted G1 running 2.2 for the last two days and it’s nice. The app itself isn’t much different, but the widgets are very nice. I really like it. It looks a bit deformed on the G1, but that’s likely because it was intended for a larger screen. You can just install the new Voice apk like any other app and it will replace your existing Voice install. Works perfectly.

  4. Mike
    August 27, 16:21 Reply

    Anyone else having problems with the do not disturb button on the widget not doing anything?

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