Wednesday, July 28, 2021

iPhone Gets Google Voice

The delay is over, you can now download the Google Voice app for the iPhone (requires users to be running Apple’s iOS 3.1 or a later version). Kenneth Corbin provides the details:


After spending nearly a year and a half shut out of Apple’s App Store, Google Voice has finally been allowed through the gate.

Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has confirmed that Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) has indeed approved a native version of the omnibus telephony tool for its App Store, bringing to a close a long standoff that formed a sturdy subplot in the intensifying rivalry between the two tech titans.

Google Voice promises an array of voice and messaging options, including low-cost international calling, searchable voicemail transcription and a consolidated, unique phone number that can forward calls to all of a user’s devices.

But last July, Google said that word had come back from Apple that its Voice app had been rejected, provoking a string of conspiracy theories about the reason for the denial.

Read the rest at Enterprise Mobile Today.

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