September 3, 2011 | by Andrew Kameka
Google Voice has been updated several times this year, each one more disappointing than the last for the people who have been waiting for the ability to use it on their Honeycomb devices. Google has finally made Voice compatible with Honeycomb tablets, so no need to obsessively check changelogs every time you check the Android Market.
That’s what I was doing earlier this morning as I went to update several apps and noticed “Added tablet support” among the changes of the Voice app. Naturally, I ran for my Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to give things a go and was pleased with the results. Messages are stretched across the screen, which allows reading practically the entire text without having to open it. The top bar has links to Compose, Refresh, Search, and browse Labels.
The app functions otherwise as expected. Users can send and receive SMS messages through their Voice account as long as they have a Wi-Fi connection. They can also monitor their calling credit balance and change their notification settings. There’s also a 3×3 widget for the Inbox; and because it’s Honeycomb, you can make the widget bigger.
Download Google Voice from the Android Market and you should be able to install it to your Android Honeycomb tablet now. Time to send some free text messages to your friends.