Google Voice returns to Apple's App Store after bug fix
The Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) Voice calling and messaging solution is once again available for download via Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) App Store, roughly a week after Google was forced to remove the application to fix a software bug tied to the release of Apple's new iOS 5 mobile operating system.
Google Voice returns to Apple's App Store.
Google voluntarily removed Google Voice from the App Store inventory after multiple users reported the app crashed immediately upon opening. Google Voice product manager Vincent Paquet soon stated Google had identified the issue and developed a patch--the Google Voice Twitter account indicates the overhauled app is once again available, solving the sign-in crash and adding the solution "also improves calling through GV when there is no data: no data required for all numbers previously called."
The Internet-based Google Voice promises free domestic calls, cheap rates for international calls, free text messaging to U.S. numbers and voicemail transcription--the solution also includes push notifications to alert users of new voicemail or text messages. Sprint (NYSE:S) subscribers can now leverage Google Voice to receive pictures and other multimedia messages--Google adds it is at work with other operators to expand MMS support across all mobile phones.
- read this Google Voice tweet
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