Make Google Voice calls using your Nexus 7 tablet

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A 7-inch tablet like the Nexus 7 may be a bit unwieldy to hold to your ear, but that doesn’t stop people from trying to use it to make a phone call. XDA Senior Member bongostl encourages Nexus 7 owners to take the plunge and make a call using Google Voice. In a thread at xda-developers, he provides users with a set of instructions that’ll enable Google Voice on the device. The tweak requires owners to modify the tablet’s framework-res.apk file in a way that will make the tablet think it is voice capable.

The hack reportedly works on the stock ROM, but not custom ROMS. Users with custom ROMS say they get stuck in a boot loop after modifying the framework-res file, so proceed with caution if you are running another flavor of Android on your tablet device. You can find all the information on the hack and receive support from the community on the thread over at xda-developers.

[Via xda-developers]

  • Gus

    I don’t think this is a great idea we already have high ratings of radiation on regular phone and I don’t want to use this big tablet to make a phone call unless I use an anti-radiation helmet if that exists!!!!

    • Cardozanick

      ideally one would talk via buetooth headset -far less radiation than any smartphone.

      • guest

        perhaps one could tether using a data pack plan from a carrier and avoid paying $50/m for “minutes” …if only.

  • Gus

    I don’t think this is a great idea we already have high ratings of radiation on regular phone and I don’t want to use this big tablet to make a phone call unless I use an anti-radiation helmet if that exists!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/BongoSTL Bongo

    This is BongoSTL: this works GREAT on all ROMS, stock and custom  (and always did). PLease update the post to reflect this!

  • http://twitter.com/BongoSTL Bongo

    gus, this just uses the standard wifi connection

  • Gus

    I agree either Bluetooth or wired headphones would be way safer

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