Google Voice App Released For Android and BlackBerry

This morning Google took another step toward making mobile operators irrelevant by releasing a  Google Voice application for Android and Blackberry devices.  I’ve been using Google Voice since it launched. If you are unfamiliar with the service, Wikipedia has an excellent overview. In summary,  Google Voice gives you a new (currently U.S. only) local number.  Calls and texts to your Google Voice number are routed by Google Voice to one or more mobile, Gizmo5  VOIP or land-line numbers that you … Continue reading

Google Voice – First Impressions

I upgraded  my GrandCentral account to Google Voice yesterday.  GrandCentral was the  “one number for life” startup that Google bought two years ago.  After the acquisition, Google seemingly neglected GrandCentral to the point that I expected it would soon follow Jaiku, Google Notes and Dodgeball into the graveyard of deceased Google experiments. I was wrong. Google seems to have spent those two years redesigning and upgrading GrandCentral to re-release it as Google Voice.  The new service retains all the features … Continue reading