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D'oh: Google Voice force-closing text messages for Android 4.2 users

The growing pains associated with being an early adopter can sometimes be brutal, as Android's latest software bump doesn't appear to jibe too well with one of Google's most popular in-house apps. Prior to the Nexus 4's official release, word of a Google Voice texting bug began to circulate, but was written off as pre-release jitters. However, it appears that the issue is expanding beyond the search giant's newborn smartphone, as owners of the HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus loaded with Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) are also experiencing crashes when attempting to compose a text message within Google Voice. While the app still works for phone calls, text messages are completely off limits. Hopefully, this issue can be fixed with an app update as opposed to a new Android software version altogether. In the meantime, if you're a heavy Google Voice user with Android 4.2 in your crosshairs, we suggest that you hold fire and wait until Google officially sorts things out.