After Apple this summer and this fall, the software is once again available for download from Apple's App Store. Unlike a lot of iPhone apps, however, Google Voice--which is only available in the United States--won't work on the iPad.
Google announced the app's availability , but it didn't get much notice until this week. Until now, iPhone users hungry to use Google Voice had to use a web app released by the search giant , but the native app takes the offering to a whole new level, according to Google Software Engineer Christian Brunschen.
All the services Googlers love on Voice have been carried over to the app:
The new app also features a few additional benefits:
Apple's rejection of the Voice app in July created howls of protest, especially since the software was set to start running on Research In Motion's Blackberry and Google's Android platforms. Critics accused Apple of spiking the app to protect the profits of the iPhone's sole carrier, AT&T.