Leaked to the wild yesterday, the ROM for the upcoming T-Mobile G2 contains some exciting new components including a version of Google Voice that supports widgets. While most folks are still ooh-ing and ahh-ing over this upcoming HSPA+ handset, the Android dev community has been dissecting this leaked ROM to see what treasures they can extract.
The first component to fall prey to this enthusiastic bunch of hackers is a new version of Google Voice. Extracted and bundled up into an apk for download, the new Google Voice application includes two widgets; one for your Google Voice Inbox and one for your Google Voice Settings. The Inbox widget is self-explanatory and displays the details of your latest incoming unread messages.
The settings widgets allows one-click access to your phone call log and your text messages. It also allows you to toggle your Google Voice usage between all calls, prompt for calls, international calls, and use for no calls. Lastly, the settings widget provides an on and off switch for the Do Not Disturb feature.
While the widgets are a nice add-on, the new Google Voice application itself is similar to the original version in both functionality and appearance. If you want to upgrade to this leaked version of Google Voice, you can do so by snagging the apk here and installing it like any other apk file. If you prefer not to install application from third-party sources,then you can exercise some patience and wait for Google to roll it out in the next Google voice update.