Wow, talk about a come back. Shortly after Google acquired GrandCentral back in July of 2007 many users had high hopes for what Google had plans to do with it. But from then until now, it really hasn't been much. They previously cut off new sign-ups, stopped giving updates as to what was going on and many had thought Google was just letting GrandCentral die off. Yesterday Google made it apparent that, that indeed is NOT the case. Google has been busy updating the all-in-one wonder services for phones, phone numbers, emails, voicemail and contacts to make it even better than ever. This of course comes as a pleasant surprise to anyone that can use the services and hopefully they will be allowing others to go ahead and sign up once again as well.
The changes have been detailed through the features page and of course GrandCentral is no longer the name anymore... from here on out it shall be known as Google Voice, incorporating Call Screening, Phone Routing, SMS, Voicemail, Personalized Greetings and much, much more. Can anyone see some G series Android phones that may be, I dunno, incorporating these awesome features? I'm hoping Google Voice expands beyond web-based services and actually reaches out to our mobile devices, because the featureset is just hella awesome! At this time it's only open to existing Grand Central users, but hopefully in the near future Google Voice will be open to all that want to use it.