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Google pulls Google Voice from the App Store temporarily after the app crashes during sign-in

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Google pulls Google Voice from the App Store temporarily after the app crashes during sign-in
Google Voice has been temporarily pulled from the App Store by Google itself after a bug forces the app to crash whenever an iOS 5 user tries to sign in. Explaining the reason for pulling the app, Senior Product Manager Vincent Paquet said that Google didn't want the problem to spread before it could devise a fix. There is no estimate as to when the app will return to the App Store. 

First listed in the App Store back in November 2010, Google Voice has had a rocky history with Apple. Originally planned to be added to the online application store as early as 2009, Apple said that it kept out the app for duplicating functionality while reducing it at the same time. While some say the lack of multitasking in Apple's mobile OS at the time was the reason for turning down Google Voice, others felt it was revenge from Apple for Google's development of Android.

Google Voice gives you one number that will ring through to all of your phones, free domestic calls from the U.S. and Canada, and low priced international hookups. Other services available for U.S. users of the app include voicemail (including the ability to transcribe messages into text), call screening, free text messages to any domestic phone, and the right to block an incoming call.

source: electronista

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posted on 16 Oct 2011, 03:50

1. Sir_lucious_leftfoot (unregistered)


300 for this crap. Constant freezer. Hey droid fanboys...charge much..hahahahahaha? u guys cant leave your homes without your charger. its like an AMEX card.hahah

posted on 16 Oct 2011, 07:54 4

2. Really_i_thought_we_were_grown (unregistered)


@ Sir_lucious_leftfoot
So....either your jealous you don't have voice right now or upset someone dared say iPhone lacked multitasking (ohhh no! Blasphemy!). And uhh....I only charge my phone once a day. Hardly an inconvenience, and seeing as my phone is 5 times better, I don't care! I think its funny how almost every negative comment is started by an iPhone owner....its easy to say most are arrogant and crass people like you trolling around. You give iPhone owners a bad name. It's just fact, android has more multitasking abilities, personalization, and plain options/choices as a whole. And don't you dare label me a fan boy. I am actually considering to upgrade to an iPhone5 next year. They are PHONES! WHY DO YOU HAVE TO FEEL SO ENTITLED AND ARROGANT! Phones....they call people....You are comparing apples and oranges. Black and white. Face it. You cannot effectively compare android to apple. You could compare a single phone to it that is a droid but android has too many version....it'd be unfair unless you compared the latest and greatest phone to the current iPhone....which at this point the iPhone would lose....each....and every time! So, when you can finally take your head out of your ars come back and comment on something that's actually relative to the page your visiting. And that goes for droid and bb owners too! Let's remember people, its just a brand and phone.

posted on 16 Oct 2011, 22:55

8. Sir_lucious_leftfoot (unregistered)


U sir need a life and to get laid... a 500 word essay ? really fanboy ..really?

posted on 17 Oct 2011, 01:44 1

9. sir23joe (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


You're an idiot.

posted on 17 Oct 2011, 08:27

10. aries.phills (Posts: 133; Member since: 17 May 2011)


Lol! That's eally funny!! can't stop laughing. Well, I admit. I need to get laid. Thats why I'm working real hard to get married by next year ending. So, I can get laid legitimately. As I'm a Christian and I do not indulge in casual sex. Literally, I don't furnicate!!!!!!!!
I will wait as long as it takes.
For now, I have my sexy samsung galaxy s II to be by my side.

posted on 17 Oct 2011, 16:38 1

11. Really-I-thought-we-were-grown (Posts: 2; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Well, seeing as you reverted to "getting laid" for your argument....you has since been labeled invalid and pathetic by me. I won't argue over something so trivial because your a closed-minded, self-righteous, baboon. And as for my life? I won't waste another second on your nefandous existence.

P.S to be a fan is to be fanatical. I do not personally care what phone I have, as long as I can get on the internet.
END of discussion.

posted on 16 Oct 2011, 07:54 3

3. andro. (Posts: 1949; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


A problem with ios by the looks of it haha!! Surely not?!

posted on 16 Oct 2011, 13:44 1

6. Ivan6479 (Posts: 244; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Surely that's it. You know I was at a party last night when a girl asked me to take a pic of her and her girlfriend with her iPhone, but the damn iPhone wouldn't open the camera app, it just kept freezing up on her. I felt bad for the poor girl so I offered to take a pic with my Galaxy S2 and I emailed her the pic instantly without any issues I might add. :) I think there are probably not that many reports of problems on iPhone's because iPhone users are to prideful to admit that there so called precious phones really aren't that special after all. Lol iTards

posted on 16 Oct 2011, 16:00 1

7. remyrz (Posts: 188; Member since: 28 Oct 2010)


SGSII the SmartPhone of 2011 :D

posted on 16 Oct 2011, 07:57 2

4. Really_i_thought_we_were_grown (unregistered)


Relevant* not relative

posted on 16 Oct 2011, 13:25

5. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


It's worked better for me since iOS 5. It was really buggy before that.

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