Google Voice users often complain that the service’s app isn’t as good as it should be. There are a lot of people that use Google Voice on a daily basis, some even use the service as their primary phone number, yet they have to deal with an app that’s not up to the mark. Now there’s a solution for users with rooted Android phones. Koush Dutta of CyanogenMod announced today that CM 10.1 builds now support Google Voice SMS integration. The integration isn’t limited to the stock app, users will also be able to send Google Voice SMS through third-party apps such as GoSMS etc.
To install CyanogenMod ROMs on your Android device, you need to root it first. Its a relatively easy procedure but might be troubling for novice users. The full instructions on how to enable Google Voice SMS integration have been posted by Koush Dutta on Google+. You’ll need to install a CyanogenMod nightly build that was released on July 1st or later. Once the procedure has been done, all Google Voice messages will be synced and from then onwards, new Google SMS will be received as if it were a conventional SMS message. The integration is in its early stages, so don’t expect a completely flawless user experience.