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



1. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I wonder if GOOGLE will pull their app from IPHONE IV due to their squabbles.......with APPLE.

3. vinsterdamus

Posts: 58; Member since: Feb 20, 2010

they will not. apple is evil google is not. google also think of the users not just the company that apple is. im not just anti apple but they give me the feeling that they want to control the market too much ad don't want competition.

2. mcmkone

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 24, 2009

They have to do it on the BlackBerry's, which is going to upset a lot of navigation companies out so long.. tom tom.. it was nice knowing yah and if you're looking for someone to blame, start with Nokia and their free ovi-maps lol

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