Google has just pushed out an updated version of Google Voice for Android phones with a feature that’s been missing for far too long: search.

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Google Voice is a service that lets you make and receive phone calls over the internet. The two key features of the Android app are that it also lets you send and receive text messages and it can replace your phone’s default voicemail service with an app that provides automated transcripts of your messages. Now you can search through those transcripts.

Of course, the Google Voice transcripts are notoriously shoddy. Often you can get at least a vague idea of what the caller was trying to say. Sometimes you can’t. So a search for a common word might yield no results — but once you know that Google Voice likes to refer to your friend Brad as “bread,” you should be able to search for messages by umm… looking for a loaf of bread in your inbox.

Google voice is available as a free download from the Android Market.

via Droid Life

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