Google Voice has been removed from Apple’s App Store, keeping in mind the application’s propensity to crash, when used on Apple's new operating system - the iOS 5.

Our last update of the week had a big that caused the app to crash at sign in. We removed it so it did not affect additional users until the fix gets published, said Vincent Paquet, Senior Product Manager for Google Voice.

According to a report by Engadget’s Zach Honing, the source of the crash is as yet undetermined, as is the question of which smartphone and OS combination the crash occurs on.

The app was pulled from the Store following a crash that prevented some iOS 5 users from signing in.

The app is expected to run once Google has fixed the bug. Users who have Google Voice installed on their iOS devices will still be able to access the app but they will not be able to make outgoing calls and set new text message threads within the app.