Google contemplating which platforms to grace with its Google Maps Navigation

Google contemplating which platforms to grace with its Google Maps Navigation
Now that Europe is getting a taste of what US Android users have been experiencing since the Motorola DROID was launched back in November, it has been confirmed that the searching giant is looking into which platforms they will consider gracing with their popular Google Maps Navigation service. Steve Lee of Google confirmed to TechRadar about it and said, “We're always evaluating other platforms for Google Maps Navigation. Google Maps is the application that has the most breadth on other platforms - Windows Mobile, iPhone, J2ME phones, but Google Maps Navigation requires higher capabilities.” Although specific names were not mentioned, it would likely be offered to the most popular platforms out there – especially when you throw in the kind of reach Google is looking for with their service. When you look at the current worldwide market share, it's quite telling that RIM, Nokia, and Apple hold a decent portion of the pie. As for the others, such as webOS, there is just little evidence to back a notion to dedicate time and money into developing it for those platforms that have such a small user base. However, you can't cut anything out just yet because Google can always have a change in heart.

source: TechRadar


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