Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Google says Maps not waiting in wings for iPhone 5
TOKYO (Reuters) - Google Inc has made no move to provide Google Maps for the iPhone 5 after Apple Inc dropped the application in favor of a home-grown but controversial alternative, Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said.
Apple launched its own mapping service earlier this month when it began providing the highly anticipated update to its mobile software platform iOS 6 and started selling the iPhone 5.
But users have complained that Apple's new map service, based on Dutch navigation equipment and digital map maker TomTom NV's data, contains glaring geographical errors and lacks features that made Google Maps so popular.
Most people really want is Google Maps back. It wasn't perfect, but it's really easy to use. FOr now, you can still use the web version just open up Safari on your iPhone and go to https://maps.google.com/. Tap the export button in the bottom menu bar. Then tap "Add to Home Screen”. Name the icon, and tap “Add”.