Google Voice still up to battle

Apple may have famously rejected their Google Voice service, but the Web giant isn’t ready to give up the fight just yet.

The app, which allows users to manage all calls from a single number, was supposedly blocked because AT&T felt threatened on their profits on calling plans. The wireless company, however, flatly denies any involvement.

According to the New York Times article, an iPhone Web app for the Google Voice is now being developed. This Web app contains all the functionality that the iPhone app has with the difference being that this will be accessed in the mobile Safari browser. It will still behave like an iPhone app though, even allowing users to install an icon on their home screen.

So the next question could be: Will Apple still reject the Web app?

Hmmmn, that won’t probably be the best idea considering the talk it generated when they first rejected Google’s app which turned the people, not to mention the FCC’s attention, to the vagueness and inconsistency of their approval standards.

Apple did allow Google to have a Latitude Web app after it was rejected from their App store, so chances are, this is a battle Google will win – or at least draw – with Apple.

Source: http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=22420

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