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Google Maps does work on Windows Phone's Internet Explorer browser according to video

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Google Maps does work on Windows Phone's Internet Explorer browser according to video
On Friday, there was some contention about whether or not Google had purposely blocked the mobile web version of Google Maps on Windows Phone. The explanation that finally came out of Mountain View was that the site had been developed for WebKit browsers, like Safari and Chrome, and would not work on Internet Explorer. Thus, Google was supposedly being altruistic by blocking the app from Windows Phone.


To test that theory, Tom Verhoeff went into his phone and changed the user agent string from Windows Phone to Android, tricking the Google Maps application into thinking that it was going to run on an Android device when in reality, it was going to run on a Windows Phone model on Internet Explorer.


As you can see from the video below, not only was Google Maps functional on Internet Explorer, it also smoothly supported pinch-to-zoom, scroll, and was certainly responsive to touch. So once again, we are left to conclude that Google does not want to play nice with Microsoft.

source: TomVerhoeff via WMPoweruser

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