Google has found a decent alternative to the never ending power struggles with Apple and its app store.  Google Voice is now available to any phone with HTML5 capability.  This means that iPhone and WebOS can not benefit from the new Google Voice native web app as though it were an actual app. The app allows for dialing through the browser to make calls, send SMS text messages, listen to voicemail, access settings, and your contacts all through your browser.  The app syncs with your Google contact list, but does not update your iPhone. The contacts will work on WebOS due to synergy contact list, but there is already a Google voice app, but not officially.

In a quick test of the app it felt responsive and like it was simply an app running on the phone itself.  Hopefully all this foolishness can be pushed aside some day if Apple will simply allow the app.  The WebOS platform should be much more simple for Google to get a native app into.  It’s just a matter of time.

[Google Voice]