Google has rolled out new versions of its Google Voice apps for BlackBerry and Android devices which should make it much faster to make calls over the Google Voice network.

Up until now, when you made a call using Google Voice, a request was sent to a Google server. Then Google would remotely call the phone number and connect the cal to your phone. The new version of the app assigns a number to everyone you call from the Google Voice app, which means you don’t have to send information to Google’s server every time you make a call. This could shave a few seconds off the time it takes to dial a number.

You can download the latest version of Google Voice for Android from the Android Market. BlackBerry users can grab it by visiting

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