Google Voice has been around for a while now and it allows users to get one phone number for their home, mobile, and work. That is assuming that they can get in on the beta service, which is out of numbers right now and has a massive backlog of requests.

Google announced a new app for Android devices this week that adds some requested features to Google Voice and makes placing calls with GV faster and easier to do. The Washington Post has reviewed the app and says that the voicemail features work as expected and that the text transcription is clear and simple.

You can move around in the transcription by touching a word you want to jump to. One downside is that the app needs a constant data connection to be able to pull notifications from the Google Voice service. However, the notifications are received even when the application isn’t active.

[via Washington Post]