Google Voice gets the Ice Cream Sandwich treatment

Google Voice for Android just got a quiet but significant update that includes a completely redesigned interface.

(Credit: Google)

Earlier today, the Google Voice app for Android was quietly updated, moving it to version 0.4.2.44.

While the minuscule version number may suggest otherwise, this newest iteration is significant, as it shows off a completely redesigned user interface and a shiny new app icon. Both are marked by the clean lines and cyan accents of the newest Android operating system, Ice Cream Sandwich.

The most notable feature added to Google Voice is Click-to-Call, located in the top-right corner of the tablet version of the app. Click-to-Call summons a small pop-up window that, as you can imagine, makes placing calls from the app easier than ever. Meanwhile, the smartphone version of Google Voice has the new interface and icon, but no Click-to-Call feature.

Google Voice's new Click-to-Call feature on an Android tablet running Honeycomb

(Credit: Jaymar Cabebe | CNET)

The new Google Voice (download) is available for free now in the Android Market.

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