This is Why a Google Maps App is Still So Far Away

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Today we heard that an official Google Maps app for iPhone is still a few months away. Good news that it’s coming, for sure. The bad news? Sometime around the end of the year. turns out Apple kind of gave them the finger here.

Yeah. They were under contract to use Google Maps for at least one more year. Apple, because they don’t give a…um, a darn, decided they would just drop Google Maps. Google didn’t know this was happening pretty much until Apple announced they were going with their own mapping application. This put Google in a weird position.

Thing is that Apple felt that their maps were falling far behind Android’s. They were right. Well, at least this puts Google in a position to release something better.

[Via  The Verge]

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