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Google blocking Windows Phone from maps.google.com

0. phoneArena 04 Jan 2013, 17:15 posted on

Google refuses to build some of its apps for Windows Phone models, like YouTube for instance, but now the Mountain View based tech titan has taken things a step farther by blocking Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8 users from accessing its maps.google.com web site; even if your phone's browser is set to desktop, trying to load the site will result in you being re-directed to Google's mobile search page...

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posted on 05 Jan 2013, 00:26 1

52. joey_sfb (Posts: 6014; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


As stated its mobile IE that don support google map plus windows nokia map is directly competing with google map. I won't be surprise that Microsoft is the one behind this saga. Patent lawsuit OEM royalties of $5 per Android handset. Now blind accusation.

M$ really take us as a fool!

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 00:50 3

53. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1178; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


there is still no proof that
MS is responsible

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 21:39

98. Just_a_boy (Posts: 183; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Google is just blaming on Microsoft for their acts, IE10 support Webkit, google again acting like the good guy "hey I'm the good samaritan who will set you free from the control of Apple and Microsoft", but they do the opposite, they are clearly trying to get rid of the competition, Google changed, now they are prepotent like Apple or even more, I wish that they have a big fall to be humble again

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 08:40

105. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


And if it does support webkit...it seems like it just happened recently probably in late 2012.

http://blogs.windows.com/windows_phone/b/wpdev/archive/2012/11/15/adapting-your-webkit-optimized-site-for-internet-explorer-10.aspx

That guide just came out Nov 2012....This is 1-6-2013...last stable release of IE 10 mobile....Nov 2012...Latest update for Android users...Dec 2012. Impatience much?

But hey.....none of this info matters...I guess Google is supposed to make sure WP stuff is up to date...and neglect their own platform. Makes perfect sense now....

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 17:22 7

3. Dunknown (Posts: 84; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


I bet google is a chicken. I think google predicted that windows mobile os will claim the first position. This is to help ensure android remain in first forever. Nothing remain at the top forever. Everything has its own business cycle. No one can run away from it. Now google at the top soon windows mobile will be at the top. What a selfish google. I think it do not know the word about "sharing".

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 17:27 13

5. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


Lmao chicken? Windows will claim first position? bro I want whatever you are smoking seriously...

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 17:28 13

6. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


According with that logic then why are people eager to use those services if the ones MS has are much better ?

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 17:30

9. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I would think Google would do something like this to Apple vs MS, if they are doing it. Its waaay too early to say WP is gonna claim first position.

I have a lil theory.....something related to maps is what MS has been getting lisences from Android manufactures for. Maybe this has something to do with that?

And seeing as Google has many services for free....I think they know a lil something about sharing. You must have missed the article about Google updating Maps for iOS after the disaster that was Apple Maps....I am assuming Google did it for the iOS users as well as for their own benefit.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 21:01 5

39. big.e927 (Posts: 94; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


Google being to chicken? Man, now that'd be a bet you'd surely lose. What's the worst thing Microsoft has done beside talk s**t about Android? Read a previous recent article, Google got cleared for a antitrust investigation that's been going on for 2 years from the itc. Ms has talked the most crap every time they had the chance and accused Google of being guilty instead of exercising some professionalism and giving them the benefit of the doubt. Microsoft has become so pety, Bill Gates doesn't want to be in charge of it anymore. It's run by corporate and shareholding assholes who want more money and will try to dirty the competitions image just to do so. Google maintains a neutral stance, but when push comes to shove, this is exactly what happens. So stop crying, stop your bitching you micro"soft" pussies, if bing and Nokia maps are so good, no need for your asses should be here saying anything about something that shouldn't concern you and doesn't affect you at the least. I am a proud Android user and the reason Google maps works for me is for that very same reason, it's a part of "our" platform, so suck it. :p

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 17:26 10

4. cse.vicky (unregistered)


Well, bing maps is very cool in US atleast !

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 17:29 5

8. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


Bing maps? That was a joke right?

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 18:30 9

24. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


Bing maps works great here in croatia too, only downside is that there are no poi inputed, but for that we have nokia navteq maps, which leave google in the dust B)

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 16:58

93. Dunknown (Posts: 84; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


Nokia map is the best. You can have your own offline map. It is very useful when you're in other country

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 17:28 6

7. Xperia42 (Posts: 60; Member since: 30 May 2012)


That's not fair

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 17:33 6

10. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


dont panic people maybe this is to teach microsoft a lesson in "paying for what you want"............some have to be taught the HARD WAY.........if not then google need not step out of line...

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 17:37 8

11. cripton805 (Posts: 1455; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


I saw Microsoft as Androids biggest competitor since the beggining. They knew IOS had to fall sooner or later. They both knew it. I'm not saying it won't be succesful, but it won't be the Monopoly it was. They just had to wait out the ride.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 17:41 12

13. androidisbaws (banned) (Posts: 74; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


Make a decent OS Microsoft and maybe google would support it. It's not their fault, it's yours.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 17:55 6

17. techguy22 (Posts: 227; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


nice. even though i want them to support MS WP8/win8 but MS needs to suffer. hey they got nokia maps and bing....

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 18:31 9

25. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


"hey they got nokia maps" exactly, so there is no suffering here in wp camp...

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 20:42 4

38. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


exactly, google needs to learn there not irreplaceable infact if you look around there are others that offer the same services sometimes doing it better

most on here see this as google shoving it to the supposedly ''evil'' company but they are yet to realise google themselves are just the same. all companies are looking to dominate. you android fans are as blind as those you love to rip on

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 22:37 4

47. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Hey, did you read post #12? It appears this whole thing isn't Google's fault at all.

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 04:05

63. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


It might not be, "might", but its too much of a coincidence that there are no google apps on wp, and now even this. Google is upto something, and i dont care :D

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 07:47 1

67. joey_sfb (Posts: 6014; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


All i am hearing from you is your anti google message. I don have the right to judge google because i don pay them for their services where else i pay for windows 7, i pay for Office, i pay for my xbox 360.

I pay and i pay so M$ better deliver. If google a free service is better than i have every right to bitch on M$.

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 09:01

69. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


M8, nothing in this world is free, while you may pay msoft directly for w8, you get full protection and support, no buts. on the other hand google makes money on selling your private data, and for most normal people that is a big no-no.
Google is actively trying to undermine my experience on a otherwhise excellent device and that is why i feel i have the right to nag and bitch to my hearts content.

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 10:53 2

81. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


I hope you realize MS is collecting and using your data as well , in the exact same way as Google.

And why is it such a horrible thing to take the wait and see approach with W8? This is a platform with less than 5% marketshare, so does it really make sense for Google to spend money developing apps for a platform people are reluctant to adopt?

Also, one day it's "We don't need Google's crapware. Bing is better, Nokia maps are better, blah, blah, blah..." then when There is an article saying Google is blocking W8 (which we now know is not true) you guys go crazy and even more anti-Google, and specifically anti-Android user on us? Don't fall for MS's hype dude. All the b*tching and moaning they're doing is kinda sad. Just get your platform in order and Google will come.

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 18:11 1

94. joey_sfb (Posts: 6014; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Seems to me you don't even need google services if you are concern about privacy and what's not. To me the privacy protection i get from M$ and google is the same unless M$ dare to make a full declaration that they are not profitting from my data.

All three companies, Apple Microsoft and Google are selling Ads.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 17:59 12

18. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


People thumbing down us, who argues with google's move. WHY? Seriously? Why do this on WP. If you could support other platforms why not WP? Don't give me that, "the users are not there" crap. Everyone knows, many people nowadays uses WP.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 18:05 4

19. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


Really? I did not know that.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 18:33 5

26. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


Cos you are a troll, all the other os camps wish they had the sleekness of wp and the hw of nokia, well you cant, and ive been doing just fine theese last 2 years without scroogle so i think people will manage...

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 19:32 8

36. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


I am a troll because I didn't know that ? Lol ok... This coming from someone who says scroogle? Stop watching those funny Microsoft commercials bro

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