updated 10:15 am EST, Wed December 21, 2011
Google Voice on iOS now relays Sprint calls
Google on Wednesday quietly rolled an update to its Google Voice app for iOS (App Store) with a major help to Sprint users. The app now lets iPhone owners on Sprint take full advantage of Google Voice integration on the network. All Google Voice calls on Sprint now get relayed to the native phone component and make it even more a part of Google's service.
The app catches up to the Android version on any US carrier through support for multi-recipient text messaging that now auto-completes contacts. Messaging now gets a long-expected multi-line text field that tracks characters to avoid splitting messages. Dialing gets another boost through support for single-tap copying and pasting.
The app still needs iOS 3 or later to work and will also run on iPad and the iPod touch.