Google Voice update lands on iOS

We've been writing a lot about new updates for iOS apps lately, but for the first time in recent memory, we finally have more to talk about than the fact that an app has been updated to support iOS 6 and iPhone 5. Google has unleashed a new update for Google Voice on iOS, and though the changelog is still painfully short, it does come with a pair of exciting new features in tow.

For instance, users can now begin a text directly from their inbox, saving a step or two when it comes to firing off a new message. Users also have the ability to designate a fall back number to use if Google Voice ever fails. We use Google Voice a lot around here at SlashGear Towers, and though we love the app, we can tell you that it doesn't always work as intended. Therefore, it's definitely a good thing that Google has implemented this new feature.

Aside from those two new additions, Google has also included a big fix for those dialing on an iPad or iPod Touch. A number of "minor text-related" bugs have also been quashed in this latest release. That's it as far as additions and fixes go, so as you can see, it's a pretty light update. Don't get too excited though, iPhone 5 users, as it seems that this latest version of Google Voice doesn't take full advantage of the new handset's larger screen.

Yesterday, Google delivered an update for the iOS version of Chrome, bringing it up to date with support for iOS 6 and iPhone 5. Google has also been busy launching updates for its apps on Android, so it seems that the big G has been going big on the updates lately. Since Google's apps are loved by many, we doubt we'll be hearing many complaints about that. The latest version of Google Voice for iOS is now live on the app store [download link], so go and check it out.