Mobile Google Maps website now available to Windows Phone 8 users
1. DechyX posted on 09 Jan 2013, 15:46 2 1
I hope they work out their differences, I love Windows Phone but Google apps are pretty important to have.
5. DontHateOnS60 posted on 09 Jan 2013, 18:12 0 0
1 down, 2 to go. Now its time to get them moving on a Youtube app and proper Maps App.
8. jroc74 posted on 09 Jan 2013, 20:56 0 0
And I agree. I think WP users already have a decent native maps app, unless Nokia Maps isnt available for non Nokia phones?
Seems like there are some that actually like some Google services, the others are just hating for the sake of hating that were upset.
7. jroc74 posted on 09 Jan 2013, 20:51 0 0
"First, it was noticed that Windows Phone 8 devices could not access the mobile website for Google Maps................which is something Windows Phone had never been able to do."
"Google's excuse didn't fully remove suspicion though, because the reasoning was that............ IE 9 on Windows Phone 7/7.5 wasn't compatible because of limited HTML5 support, even though.......................IE 10 on WP8 had been out for two months. "
".......................It still doesn't work for WP7 users though...................."
Enough said. Never fully compatible, IE 10 just came out, still not available for WP 7 users. All this hoopla....why not just use Nokia Maps, which many claim is better anyway?
9. networkdood posted on 09 Jan 2013, 20:58 1 0
"UPDATE: Has Google blocked Windows Phone users from its maps.google.com site? While it might appear that way, it now seems that Internet Explorer never did support the site."
10. networkdood posted on 09 Jan 2013, 20:59 0 0
Why even bother using IE...lol. Firefox and Chrome are much better, and more secure/better blocking of 3rd party intrusive crappola.
11. jdep1 (banned) posted on 10 Jan 2013, 00:07 0 0
I personally don't use Google apps just because google collects too much info from the user & well Bing & Nokia maps work better than google maps. One app windows needs from google is YouTube.
12. networkdood posted on 10 Jan 2013, 10:07 0 0
true, you can always block what they collect.