Quick Note: Debug Code in Hangouts Reveals Possible Death of Google Voice
July 2, 2014 2:58 PM
Google Voice could migrate to G+ Hangouts
Some debug code in Google Hangouts revealed that the tech giant might finally
kill off Google Voice
and integrate similar capabilities into the G+ Hangouts app.
, a reddit user recently discovered a pop-up that asked if they wanted to migrate Google Voice to Hangouts while debugging their phone.
As of right now, the pop-up offers two choices of "Not now" and "Turn it on!", but neither are working yet. This could mean that the feature was added in an update and just isn't live yet, but there are currently no official announcements from Google.
Screenshot of the pop-up [SOURCE: Droid Life]
Rumors surrounding Google's potential plan to terminate Google Voice in favor of G+ Hangouts integrations started floating around in March. The idea is to integrate the service into both the iOS and Android apps, allowing users to make voice calls the same way they would with the Web version.
At the time, reports said users will still be able to keep their current Google Voice their own numbers.
If you're interested in debugging in Hangouts to see for yourself, you'll have to root your phone and then go
to sideload an .apk.
"This week I got an iPhone. This weekend I got four chargers so I can keep it charged everywhere I go and a land line so I can actually make phone calls." -- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
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