You asked Google for it, well now it is here. GVoice and Hangouts

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  1. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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  2. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    Wow very cool. GVoice is so incredibly useful, its one of the main reasons I don't go back to ios. Will be nice to get rid of the clunky gvoice app.
     
  3. skratch77 macrumors 65816

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    But they still can't sync pictures from Facebook to contacts lol
     
  4. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    VERY annoying for me as well.
     
  5. Tarzanman macrumors 65816

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    That is probably by choice because all the facebook apps are a bunch of bloated spyware that would wreak havoc on your contact list.

    I remember the first phone that had facebook contact sync, the Palm Pre. Made a huge mess of things.
     
  6. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    This and backup and restore are a couple of the worst features on android. I'm glad they are working on some of it.
     
  7. mclld macrumors 68010

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    Well I didn't ask for it. I use gv for all my ads on craigslist and other places. I like having it separate from my other messaging
     
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    I remember being called crazy when I said this would happen on this very forum.
     
  9. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Windows Phone does a contact sync with Facebook contacts and does it very well. It's not impossible to pull off, they're just choosing not to. And if I had to guess why, it has to do with Google+ :confused:
     
  10. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    Exactly

    Just came from a 1520 and it was beautifully done including other perks as well. Was impressed how the WP OS handled it.
     
  11. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I have no idea what this means for someone like me. I use Google voice solely for visual voicemail on the nexus 5. Does this impact that in any way?
     
  12. gotluck macrumors 603

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    does this mean we can make voip calls with hangouts like on iOS?

    the hangouts app on my ipad essentially acts as a voip phone - great for some kind of emergency
    doesnt require talkatone or anything (like it used to)
     
  13. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    I'm pretty sure I read that's exactly what you'll be able to do. You have to install this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.hangoutsdialer
     
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    Google also said it was reducing most of its international rates!!! So it gets even better for you.
     
  16. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    Maybe not specifically related but about Hangouts.

    Is there a way within Hangouts to wake your screen everytime you get a text?
    Not a fan of the LED light approach and just want my screen woken up.

    Using a OnePlusOne.
     
  17. gotluck macrumors 603

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    looks like free wifi calling back to the USA when traveling abroad as well
    gotta test out the quality - I've found on ipad it is quite good, better than the old talkatone / gvoice combo
    reviews so far seem to be good
     
  18. gotluck macrumors 603

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    I see the google voice app was also updated, what is the reason to use that app now?
    it seems you can call and text via gv with hangouts and hangouts dialer.

    is google voice app for using your regular nonvoip line with google voice? probably just answered my own question :)
     
  19. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    Oh that's weird, I have no idea. The change log only notes minor bug fixes and a warning to confirm call settings. It's possible it's just to tie your phone to your GV account, I'm not sure.
     
  20. gotluck macrumors 603

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    I think so, cheers :D
     
  21. Tig Bitties macrumors 68030

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    I installed the 2.3 version from the .apk, and it sort of works, but won't let me sign in. I can SMS text from it fine, but then when I try to sign in with my main gmail phone account, the little wheel just keeps spinning away saying 'Signing in..." :confused:
     
  22. gotluck macrumors 603

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    I read there is some back end change that must be processed for your specific account in order for the integration prompt to show up in hangouts. Haven't tried it yet.
     
  23. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    Anyone know how voicemail messages work in Hangouts? I switched over via the pop up in hangouts, but my voicemails are still going to my google voice app/website and not hangouts.
     
  24. gotluck macrumors 603

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    dont think integration has rolled out for me yet

    I can call from hangouts, but no sms to my voice number or voicemail in hangouts, no integration prompt, no google voice number in hangouts settings

    seems to be in some partially complete state
     
  25. gotluck macrumors 603

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    Okay, so I installed google voice now as well and am able to receive incoming VoIP calls via hangouts, outgoing was already working prior to installing gv. SMS to my gv number and voicemail are still going to gv app. I believe that means I'm still waiting for integration rollout?
     

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