by Elmer Montejo, 1 year ago
Time to go completely free of paper maps whenever you’re traveling. That is, if you have an Android device. Yesterday, Google enabled true offline navigation in the Google Maps app for Android. “Download Map Area,”…
We sure got a few chuckles out of the Apple Maps fiasco, but it’s clear that Cupertino didn’t take too lightly to being the laughingstock of the industry. After sending a heartfelt apology to customers, Tim Cook then showed Scott Forstall, the mastermind of iOS 6 and its Maps feature, the door out.
A new report from The Wall Street Journal suggests that Google has already distributed a version of Google Maps for Apple’s iOS for testing. The insider that spoke to the paper explained that Google is trying to make sure that the native Maps app will be ready for prime time before submitting it to the iTunes store – though the exact timeline hasn’t been given.
Apple aficionados can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that help is definitely heading their direction, as it’s now only just a matter of when. If there's still any doubt, Google did say that its goal is “to make Google Maps available to everyone who wants to use it, regardless of the device, browser, or operating system”.