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Old March 15th, 2011, 02:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I found a work around to get Google Voice notifications. I'm assuming that everyone that wants to use Google Voice are using it via the browser as I am. I have created a shortcut using BetterCut for Google Voice.

Next, download Google Voice Unread Count. When you install it on your home screen it will show you how many voice/text messages you have. The only problem is if you tap it, since you don't have the Google Voice app on your Xoom yet, it will fail. When I see I have missed messages, I hit my shortcut to Google Voice on my home screen.

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I use Google voice daily on my phone for business but I have never figured out how to use it on my computer or on the xoom via browser, when I type in the number and hit connect by google voice it just times out. Any ideas on what I may be doing wrong?
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No. When I open the browser I go to www.google.com/voice I them log in with my google account and it opens. Try going to that web address and log in.
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Yep thats what i am using on my computer and i tried it on the xoom, both say "calling you" but nothing happens then it times out.
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I've never seen that before. Anyone else experienced this?
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I got Google Voice installed on my Xoom, but it won't set up. I searched the .apk on Google, found it, it installed. When I go to set it up, it force closes. NOW when I hit my Google Voice Unread Count icon, it opens Google Voice, but it's not set up. Grrr. There's got to be a fix for this somewhere right?
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google have not officially released it for honey. there is a thread on the google forums that shows a google employee stating google is working on it.
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google have not officially released it for honey. there is a thread on the google forums that shows a google employee stating google is working on it.
I know that, but it doesn't keep me from trying to find work arounds. As I stated above, I'm using the web version with an icon/bookmark on my desktop and now with the GV notify widget, I know when I have messages. I just keep trying to tinker with the GV app itself to get it to work. I figure within a short while someone, Google or otherwise will get it working.
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sideload the apk attached then do the following to get the app working on your xoom

Log in to google voice via browser and add your tablet's number which can be found in Settings>About Tablet>Status. It will try to verify from your browser, but just hang up.Then open google voice app on your xoom and go through the setup it won't even ask you for your xoom's number because it already knows it and you can move on to your inbox. After everything is setup, go back to your browser and delete the xoom number that isn't verified. Voila the app still works for text.
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sideload the apk attached then do the following to get the app working on your xoom

Log in to google voice via browser and add your tablet's number which can be found in Settings>About Tablet>Status. It will try to verify from your browser, but just hang up.Then open google voice app on your xoom and go through the setup it won't even ask you for your xoom's number because it already knows it and you can move on to your inbox. After everything is setup, go back to your browser and delete the xoom number that isn't verified. Voila the app still works for text.
The file above doesn't open. The gv app I have force closes when I hit next.
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The file above doesn't open. The gv app I have force closes when I hit next.
What error do you get?
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sideload the apk attached then do the following to get the app working on your xoom

Log in to google voice via browser and add your tablet's number which can be found in Settings>About Tablet>Status. It will try to verify from your browser, but just hang up.Then open google voice app on your xoom and go through the setup it won't even ask you for your xoom's number because it already knows it and you can move on to your inbox. After everything is setup, go back to your browser and delete the xoom number that isn't verified. Voila the app still works for text.
this worked perfectly...the only thing is that it does not automatically sync...you can only have it poll during certain intervals...

did anyone figure out how to make it automatically sync?
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Got it to work by uninstalling, rebooting, then reinstalling. Thanks!
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Does this work through your regular cell number or the Xoom phone number? In other words, can I send a text to my Xoom via the Xoom's phone number?
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No mine sent from my GV number. Remember, set up for the Xoom in GV can't complete BC when it calls your Xoom, nothing happens so you can't enter the confirmation code.
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I found a work around to get Google Voice notifications. I'm assuming that everyone that wants to use Google Voice are using it via the browser as I am. I have created a shortcut using BetterCut for Google Voice.

Hope that helps.
What brouser are you using? i still cant get it to work
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What brouser are you using? i still cant get it to work
I use the stock browser. I don't use the method I mentioned in the OP anymore. Now that I have a working GV app, I'm using it. Also with the GV Notification icon I listed, I can tap it and it opens the app for me. It shows me how many voice and text messages I have. It does not PUSH them but it does poll every 15 minutes.
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Man I feel so dumb!! I can not get this to work and it is driving me crazy!
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sideload the apk attached then do the following to get the app working on your xoom
Sorry I am a bit of a newbie how do you sideload? I installed AndroidCentral Sideload Machiene and followed all the steps and this is what i get.......



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Android Central Sideload Wonder Machine v. 1.1
Make sure your phone is plugged in, and
USB debugging is enabled on your phone
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You should see the serial number of your Android
phone above. If so, continue. If not, make sure
you have installed the USB driver for your phone,
and make sure that USB debugging is enabled.

Press any key to continue . . .
Installing application


error: device not found

If you do not see an error, everything was
successful. After exiting the program,
you may unplug your Android phone and
your application should be installed.
You will now be returned to the Android
Central Sideload Wonder Machine and can
install another app if you wish.
Press any key to continue . . .
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Yahhh Hoooo! I got it... sort of. I got the GV program installed and can send and receive texts and see VM etc. I just cant send and receive calls.
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Does the text message also go to your phone once it is set up on the Xoom?

With Google Voice installed on your phone, to listen to a voicemail, do you open google voice and bypass the voicemail app that came pre-installed?

How will this all change, or will it, when Sprint allows you to use your cell number as your google voice number?

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Does the text message also go to your phone once it is set up on the Xoom?

With Google Voice installed on your phone, to listen to a voicemail, do you open google voice and bypass the voicemail app that came pre-installed?

How will this all change, or will it, when Sprint allows you to use your cell number as your google voice number?

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Yes the text message goes to both my phone and Xoom. Any device that has been set up in GV will receive the text and voice messages. I open the GV app to listen to voice messages and read texts. I really can't speak to Sprint because I'm VZW but I couldn't imagine it doing anything really to change how it works now. The number you use doesn't effect their product. Number selection is a minor piece to how GV works.
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Its an absolute disgrace that my lady can use google voice on her ipad2 but I cannot on my zoom.. epic failure on Google's behalf
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Its working fine on my Xoom. Agreed a Google product should work on a Google interface out of the box but Honeycomb is a completely new platform whereas iPad 2 is not. Therefore it should run the apps that worked on iPad without problem. They've had it for a year and Honeycomb is a few months old.t
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Its working fine on my Xoom. Agreed a Google product should work on a Google interface out of the box but Honeycomb is a completely new platform whereas iPad 2 is not. Therefore it should run the apps that worked on iPad without problem. They've had it for a year and Honeycomb is a few months old.t
You can send and receive calls on your xoom?
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You can send and receive calls on your xoom?
No but I can't do that through the gv app on my Dinc either. I can send and receive texts through my gv app on my Xoom. As well as receive vm from my Xoom.
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No but I can't do that through the gv app on my Dinc either. I can send and receive texts through my gv app on my Xoom. As well as receive vm from my Xoom.
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I can. I have a GV number and the GV app installed but I also have grooveIP installed and that works with GV to make phone calls. Its VOIP and there's a second or so delay but it works. Give GrooveIP a try.
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I can. I have a GV number and the GV app installed but I also have grooveIP installed and that works with GV to make phone calls. Its VOIP and there's a second or so delay but it works. Give GrooveIP a try.
The market show GV not compatible with the Xoom. How did you get it to download to your Xoom and work?work
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Official app with notifications is now available in the market
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GV works great with my wi-fi xoom. I find that if I log out of googles website I do not have any issues with GV. If im logged in I have an issue making the phone dialer work.


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