Google Releases Browser-Based Google Voice Web App for iPhone

Reuters reports that Google has released a new browser-based web app version of Google Voice, offering iPhone users access to a broader array of features than had previously been available through the service's basic mobile interface.

Google already had a version of Google Voice available through mobile Web browsers.

But Google described the new version of Google Voice as a "Web app," noting that it is much more interactive than the previous browser-based version of the service, with the ability to listen to voice mails directly from within the browser and to dial phone numbers on an interactive on-screen keypad.

Google said the new version of Google Voice is designed for iPhone 3.0 and higher and Palm Inc Web OS smartphones.

Apple and Google have offered differing views of whether Apple rejected Google's native Google Voice application for the iPhone, with Apple claiming that it was merely continuing to study the application for inclusion in its App Store. According to today's report, however, Apple has yet to provide any further status updates to Google on the native application's fate.