We mentioned that Google updated their Google Voice app to v0.2.0.2 but we did not have a change log. Scott let us know that Google has put up a article on their Google Voice blog detailing the update. We thought that it was a big enough change to warrant us mentioning it again to make sure users update the app.
The new version has a feature called “Direct access numbers.” This new feature changes how the Google Voice app makes phone calls and speeds things up. Google explains it as:
Until today, the Google Voice app had to make a request to the Google Voice server every time you wanted to make a call to send us the phone number you wanted to dial. Then the call would be connected via a Google Voice access number. With direct access numbers, we assign a unique phone number to every person you call. This means that we no longer need to use your data network to access the server each time you make a call, so calls will be placed much faster.
Nikolaus also noticed that the new version has homescreen notifications for unread messages. Not sure why Google didn’t mention that but this is the first I have seen mention of it.
You can download the update at m.google.com/voice from your BlackBerry Browser.