On Monday, Google’s Google Voice app was finally updated delivering support for Apple’s elongated display on the iPhone 5 and with support for iOS 6. Though the app had been useful before, Google Voice ran in letterbox mode on the iPhone 5’s new 4-inch resolution with black bars appearing at the top and bottom. Now, iPhone 5 users will have full screen access to Google Voice.
Additionally, iOS owners of other devices, including older iPhone smartphones, will also want to download the latest update from the App Store as the latest update also delivers some bug fixes as well.
Though the iPhone and iOS 6 have been available for roughly two months now, it’s unclear what took Google so long to update the app and if the delay is on the part of Google or Apple. The popular VoIP app has had a tumultuous beginning on the iPhone with speculations before that Apple had blocked the app’s approval, but the iPhone-maker had subsequently relented after public outcry and a potential government investigation.
The service has been popular among many users in the U.S. as Google would assign you a number that callers will call and you can set that number to ring a number of other phones–including work, home, and mobile–so you don’t have to give multiple numbers out. Google Voice also adds speech-to-text voicemail transcription and gives you more control of how calls are handled.
Users can download the free app update from the App Store now.