Aug 30 2010, 12:51pm CDT | by Mark Raby
Android fan site Androinica.com has released a video on YouTube showing off an unreleased preview version of the upcoming T-Mobile G2, the mobile provider's first major Android phone in two years.
In the video there is an embedded interface on the phone's home screen that shows a phone icon as well as a demarcation of "$2.86" (presumably Google Voice credits). Next to that are the words "International calls only" in what is unmistakably a Google Voice interface.
Google already struck lightning against Skype when it launched a full-scale phone calling service embedded into Gmail last week. Bringing something similar to the mobile world could be a huge move.
Obviously Google and T-Mobile have not made any proclamations about a mobile Google Voice service, but it does undercut the idea that voice-over IP (VoIP) is making a comeback. After traditional landlines were made nearly obsolete by mobile phones, VoIP services are now trying to usurp mobile phones.
Check out the leaked G2 video below:
Source: The Edge Singapore
Based in New York City, Mark follows the consumer electronics industry like a hawk. A published book author, he has a particular affinity for 3D technology and video games, and as such will surely be in the market for a new pair of glasses soon. Mark can be contacted directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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