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Google Maps won’t be coming back to the Iphone

Google says it hasn't started working on an app and has no plans to write one
Tue Sep 25 2012, 10:41
Google Maps on IOS 6

IT'S BAD NEWS for Iphone users, as Google has revealed that it won't be bringing Google Maps back to IOS anytime soon.

Apple launched its own Maps application last week, a move that was met by widespread derision for its inaccurate locations and directions as well as its lack of public transport information.

It also seems like Iphone and Ipad users will be left struggling with Apple's Maps app, as Google has said it has no plans to bring Google Maps back to IOS. We can't help but think this is a good move on Google's part, as it might draw some users away from IOS to its Google Maps equipped Android operating system.

Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt announced the bad news, telling Reuters that the firm "hasn't done anything yet" with regards to developing a Google Maps app for IOS 6.

"We think it would have been better if they had kept ours. But what do I know?" Schmidt added. "What were we going to do, force them not to change their mind? It's their call."

What's more, Schmidt said that he hopes Google will remain Apple's search partner on the Iphone, but he didn't sound too optimistic that this will happen.

"I'm not doing any predictions. We want them to be our partner. We welcome that. I'm not going to speculate at all what they're going to do. They can answer that question as they see fit," he said.

Check out our guide on how to get Google Maps back on your Iphone. µ

 

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