Android M To Feature Visual Voicemails

Posted: Jul 16 2015, 4:47am CDT | by , in Technology News


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Android M to Feature Visual Voicemails
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Better late than never.

Android may be ahead of its time, but that doesn’t it’s a perfect mobile OS. Voicemail, for example, has always been a boring experience. Although Google Voice does a good job of providing visual voicemail, the truth is nobody really likes to use the app. Even worse, carriers built crappy voicemail apps that do more trouble than good.

Thankfully, Google is stepping up to settle the issue once and for all. In a post on Google’s Android Developer Preview website, a Google engineer confirmed that Android M will feature visual voicemail as well as Google Voice transcription. However, it’s worth noting that the feature will only be available on phones over at Orange in France and T-Mobile in the United States.

“The basic implementation is available in the MNC developer preview, but it's only available for the carrier Orange in France for MNC developer preview,“ the engineer wrote. “For the main M release, we're also including T-Mobile for the US.”

Additionally, T-Mobile appears have implemented the feature. A Nexus owner named Danny Hollis posted an interesting photo on Google Plus, showing Google’s visual voicemail feature at work. You can check out the photo after the break. While this feature is already available on the iPhone, it’s never too late for Android to catch up. Plus, Android users will find visual voicemails nifty. The only problem here is that for it to work, Google has to partner with carriers.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/21" rel="author">Gene Ryan Briones</a>
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