Given Apple and Google’s competition between each other for smartphone platform dominance, we guess Apple’s decision to replace Google Maps with its own was one of their ways to decrease the dependance of iOS users on Google’s services. However that does not mean that Google has given up on making its presence felt on iOS. Posting on Google+ was Jeff Huber, Google’s Senior Vice President of Commerce & Local where he responded to an iOS user who stated that he wished Google Maps will still be available on iOS. He responded by saying, “We look forward to providing amazing Google Maps experiences on iOS.”
Naturally this sparked a lot of speculation as to what Huber might have meant – could he be talking about a Google Maps app for iOS or would it simply be a glorified Google Maps experience that can only be accessed via the browser on iOS? Either way Google Maps has become a staple for iOS users and while we have yet to take Apple’s solution for a spin (could be better for all we know), we’re sure that there are many iOS users who will miss Google Maps on their devices, so hopefully Google will at least provide an alternative app in future. What do you guys think?
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