Mobile Google Maps website now available to Windows Phone 8 users
0. phoneArena 09 Jan 2013, 15:21 posted on
There has been quite a bit of hooplah around this story over the past week, and it looks like it has finally found a resolution. 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. There was a backlash, and Google responded to the claims. And now, Google Maps is finally available to Windows Phone 8 users...
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1. DechyX (Posts: 125; Member since: 16 May 2011)
I hope they work out their differences, I love Windows Phone but Google apps are pretty important to have.
2. _Bone_ (Posts: 2150; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Great publicity stunt this has been by Google.
3. motty (Posts: 84; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)
To MS help bing.com to improve all of thier apps.
5. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 864; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)
1 down, 2 to go. Now its time to get them moving on a Youtube app and proper Maps App.
8. jroc74 (Posts: 5643; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
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 (Posts: 5643; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
"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 (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
"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 (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
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) (Posts: 26; Member since: 06 Nov 2012)
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 (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
true, you can always block what they collect.