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Google Maps app for iOS coming very soon

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 16 Nov 2012 2:48 User comments (4)

Google Maps app for iOS coming very soon

According to multiple reports, Google has been distributing a test version of Google Maps for iOS to some beta testers outside of the company.
When completed, Apple will have to accept it into the App Store before iOS users can download it.

A Google spokesman added: "We believe Google Maps are the most comprehensive, accurate and easy-to-use maps in the world. Our goal is to make Google Maps available to everyone who wants to use it, regardless of device, browser, or operating system."

The software should come as a relief to iOS 6 users who may not be happy with the still-buggy Apple Maps released last month. Apple Maps comes pre-installed with all new iOS devices including the iPhone 5, iPad and iPad Mini.



Google Maps remains the golden standard for mobile, and the upcoming app is expected to contain Navigation as it does with Android.

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4 user comments

117.11.2012 03:43

Golden Standard or not it helps to get your location right in the first place..!

Im going to be pretty surprised if apple accept the app off the bat and are more likely to get picky with it and rejecting it for as long as possible.

217.11.2012 10:00

Originally posted by plazma247:
Golden Standard or not it helps to get your location right in the first place..!

Im going to be pretty surprised if apple accept the app off the bat and are more likely to get picky with it and rejecting it for as long as possible.
I would have to disagree on the basis Apple screwed up on release of the Apple maps. It would be in Apple's best interest to get Google's version approved quickly.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 17 Nov 2012 @ 10:01

319.11.2012 12:15
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Vahvistamaton

This is great news.. it maybe that Nokias "Here" Maps and Google Maps arrive in the AppStore at around the same time, which is great in terms of Choice for iOS users. For those that cannot wait, both Nokia Maps and Google Maps are available in "Many Maps" for iPhone and iPad, alongside Bing Maps and OpenTouchMap - Download in iTunes Today.

427.11.2012 22:35

Great I can't wait for the google maps app, then I will update my IOS from 5 to 6, as at the moment I use the maps and there for will not upgrade to IOS 6 as the maps are usless at the moment

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