Google homes in on Maps app for iOS 6, report says

Google Maps in the browser in iOS.

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Google is planning to offer up its Maps application to iOS users, according to a new report.

The Guardian reported last night, citing sources, that Google is working on an application that will be available through Apple’s App Store. That application will likely deliver the same Google Maps experience users had in previous versions of iOS.

Apple sent shockwaves through the mobile space earlier this year after announcing that it was removing Google Maps from iOS 6 and replacing it with its own Maps program. After iOS 6 launched earlier this week, Apple’s software was quickly criticized for a host of errors and omissions, including missing cities, duplicated islands, and more.

That Google is working on a Maps application for iOS 6 seems to make sense. What doesn’t make sense, though, are the rampant reports running across the Web suggesting Apple already has the Google Maps application in hand and might be slow to approve it.

The suggestion came from a tweet sent out yesterday by developer Steve Stroughton-Smith, who said that the Guardian’s report “suggests they’ve heard that Google already submi… [Read more]

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