Google Voice lands as native iPhone app

Google Voice lands as native iPhone app

Summary: Google Voice has finally hit Apple's App Store for the iPhone after 16 months of waiting, the company said.

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Google Voice has finally hit Apple's App Store for the iPhone after 16 months of waiting, the company said.

As a brief recap, Google wanted Google Voice in the App Store. Apple rebuffed it. The FCC got interested. Then Google did an HTML5 Web app for the iPhone. While this scrum was underway Google Voice ran as a native app on Android and BlackBerry devices.

Now Google Voice fans will get a native app.

The feature set will look very familiar. Free text messaging, voicemail transcription and your caller ID associated with Google Voice. Google in a blog post said that it will also feature push notifications and direct access numbers in the native app.

Topics: Google, Collaboration, Government, Government US, Hardware, iPhone, Mobility, Smartphones

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  • RE: Google Voice lands as native iPhone app

    Neat
    coolnerd16
  • RE: Google Voice lands as native iPhone app

    While this new native app from Google is a good "first version", the exising "GV Connect" app does quite a bit more. I've been using that app for a couple of months now. I'll use both for now to see if I can get used to Google's new app.

    IMHO, it's easier to type in text messages with "GV Connect" because sometimes, the Google Voice app only displays one line of the text message upon input, which is very difficult to read. Also, the Google Voice app doesn't display the number of characters left in a text message (160).

    It's little things like this that you would think Google would have researched by looking at their competitors.
    FullFrame
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