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Android M will finally bring visual voicemail into play

Google’s Android M update will finally introduce native support for visual voicemail, reports on Thursday have revealed.

The feature, which allows users to listen to and interact with their to their voicemail without dialing through a host of call menus, has been spotted within the Android Developer Preview project site.

A screenshot posted on Google+ by Danny Hollis shows the ability to play a message, scan through it, adjust the audio output and delete it. There are also options to call the person back or send them a message. Just as with the iOS integration, Android M will have a dedicated tab in the dialer for voicemail.

In a post on the Android developer preview forum it is revealed T-Mobile in the US and Orange in France are the only networks currently signed on to provide visual voicemail through the final release of Android M.

Other carriers will come later, according to a report from Android Police, which also says Google’s own Project Fi will support it too. It’ll also be up to carriers to decide whether to support the Google Voice voicemail transcription feature.

Android M is currently available as a preview for developers. Headline features will include the launch of Android Pay, system-wide access to Google Now, standardised fingerprint support, USB Type-C and revamped app permissions.

See more: Android M features: What’s new?

Google has not relayed when it intends to roll out the operating system, but it’s likely to the this autumn alongside a crop of new Nexus devices.

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