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GoVoice 2.1 coming soon, meanwhile GVoice is still stuck in Microsoft's cogs

GoVoice, the popular Google Voice client with push notifications has been submitted for Marketplace approval. Being a 0.1 upgrade, we can expect some minor improvements and bug fixes. Developer Nicholai Yu provides some details of what to expect:

  • Performance improvements
  • New live tile design to make the count more visible (see above)
  • Fixed the bug where settings cannot be saved
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

Sounds good to us. We've been successfully using the push feature exclusively on our Focus now, giving up on traditional SMS (AT&T's 200 is a little meager). Hopefully the update will come in the next few days. Stay tuned.

On a related note, GoVoice's biggest competitor, GVoice, is stuck in what can only be described as "Microsoft approval hell", a fate we wish upon no developer. Seriously, read that post and know the situation still has not changed for Koush in 22 days. Come on MS, help a brotha out.

Source: @nicholaiyu; My Brain Hurts

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

2 Comments
  • glad to hear it, i've been on his support forum like at least once a week talking about bugs that i've noticed. trying to get my 2.99 worth
  • That's a nice looking live tile imo.