Latest in Android

Image credit:

Google will finally add iPhone-like visual voicemail to Android

1 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Android users on select networks will soon get native "visual voicemail," a feature that iPhone users have enjoyed since forever. In case you're wondering, that's a way of checking and deleting voice mails via an app, rather than having to call a carrier number and go through them one by one. The feature was spied by Android Police on a support ticket for the upcoming Android M release and via Google+ user Danny Hollis. Hollis showed a screen cap of the new interface (below), and said it's now implemented for T-Mobile in a preview build.

The only problem with the new feature is that it won't work unless carriers support it, and for now, the only two that do are T-Mobile and Orange in France. Hollis also mentioned that "voicemail will not load on WiFi. Only on mobile data," so you won't get the service unless you have a cell signal. The support ticket revealed native voicemail-to-text transcriptions as well, but it'll reportedly require carrier support, and none are doing so for now. That said, the app is still in a basic state, and features like transcription may be available when Android M arrives in the fall.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
1 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

View
iFixit's iPhone 11 Pro Max teardown investigates charging rumors

iFixit's iPhone 11 Pro Max teardown investigates charging rumors

View
TiVo wants to make a comeback with $50 Android TV dongle

TiVo wants to make a comeback with $50 Android TV dongle

View
Neo Geo retro stick console includes 'King of Fighters,' 'Samurai Shodown'

Neo Geo retro stick console includes 'King of Fighters,' 'Samurai Shodown'

View
Watch the 'Android' Nokia phone that never had a chance to exist

Watch the 'Android' Nokia phone that never had a chance to exist

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr