It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means. As is often the case on humpday, we’ve got our hands on some first party Google application updates. Today’s updates come in the form of minor updates to Google Voice and YouTube. And although they aren’t quite as numerous as on previous Google Update Wednesdays, the Google Voice update is particularly noteworthy because the application hasn’t seen an update in quite some time.
First up, we have an update to Google Voice. Today’s update to the first party call routing app brings us to version 0.4.3.8 (40308) from the previous version 0.4.2.82. This is the first time that we see an update to Google Voice since November of last year. There are practically no visible changes available in this new version, with the exception of additional information when placing international calls. Upon updating, users are shown a dialog that lets them know about the new policy change. And then when placing calls, users are given rate information.
In addition to Google Voice, YouTube also saw another minor update from 5.7.38 (up from 5.7.36). This is primarily a bugfix release, as the update brings no user-facing changes. But hopefully, this includes fixes for the bugs that prevented certain devices from being able to stream in HD, despite having adequate connection speed.
These app updates will make their way out to consumer devices through the Play Store via a staged rollout. Naturally, not every device will be in initial wave. However, we’ve gone ahead and mirrored the APKs over on our DevHost account for your sideloading pleasure:
It’s certainly strange to see Google Voice updated after such an extended time without an update. And even though the update is pretty insignificant, it’s nice to see that Google is apparently not canning the project altogether. Are you a Google Voice user? Would you like to see Voice integrated into Hangouts? Let us know in the comments below.
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