The Google Voice app for Android, which I've been using as my primary voicemail provider after gladly abandoning Sprint's own visual voicemail, saw its first update in many months today, which, among other things, finally fixed the most annoying bug that's been plaguing it for as long as I can remember.

The bug I am talking about is, of course, having to click the Play button a second time after you've already clicked it once (the voicemail would stop playing 0-2 seconds into the call requiring this second press). Hallelujah!

The other bug fixes and enhancements in today's update v0.4.2.34 are:

  • Does not require data connectivity for making calls to all numbers you previously called
  • Warns you when no data connectivity before you compose/send text messages
  • Fix for notifications delays for SMS and voicemails

Grab the update in the Market or by using the widget below.

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  • kerrhome

    Still no HC support :(

    • Jack

      Supposedly if you sideload it onto your tablet it will work fine.

  • lospulpo

    Finally! Been waiting for that pause button fix forever! Thought it was just me!

  • DonatoM3

    More importantly there are seperate voicemail and text notifications. Great for all the Sprint Google Voice users who like getting their texts via actual sms.

  • http://rvmachine.com Dexter Melling

    I thought it was just my phone as well! That was very annoying.........

  • Terry

    I really just want to turn off multi-threaded text messages. On my little device, I'd prefer them grouped by contact, not conversation.

  • Brian

    Awesome! I thought that play button bug was just me too. Now if they would just add the option to have the audio play through the bluetooth when connected I will be overjoyed!

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      You can say that again! The BT thing would rock.

  • Jim

    OH MY GOD. 3YRS LATER (i know...not really) they fix this g damn annoying bug.

    My life is now complete.

  • http://www.bayoumx.com tim antley

    Definitely past a rational amount of time to fix such a simple bug.

  • Michael S

    Not sure what you mean, This is an old post and it is now 2014 and I still have the same problem with the pausing during playback. Everyone I know who uses Google Voice still has the problem and people on the forums still are complaining about it not being fixed. My app says it was last updated Sept 2013.