Google’s VoIP app has been removed from the iPhone App Store after reports of crashing within the new version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 5.
According to reports, the reason for the crashes, as well as which smartphones and operating systems are more prone to problems, is still unclear.
In an interview with Engadget, senior product manager for Google Voice, Vincent Paquet added: “Our last update of this week had a bug that caused the app to crash at sign in. We removed it so it did not affect additional users until the fix gets published.” However there is no ETA as to when this will be resolved.
Users who currently have Google Voice installed on their iOS devices should still be able to use the app but won’t be able to make either any outgoing calls with their Google Voice numbers or set up new text messaging threads.
The Google Voice for iOS app was launched in the App store last November having previously been rejected.