Google's Street View is coming to Apple's Safari in two weeks

September 27, 2012 11:49 am
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GOOGLE’S STREET VIEW is coming to Apple’s Safari web browser in two weeks, according to a report at the New York Times (NYT).
Discussing how Google Maps is far superior to Apple’s offering, a NYT writer says in an opinion piece, “You can still use Google’s maps – on the Web. You won’t get spoken directions, but you’ll get written directions, public transportation details, live traffic reports and, of course, Google’s far superior maps and data.
“In two weeks, you’ll be able to get Street View this way, too, says Google.”
When we contacted Google directly about the news, it said, “We can’t confirm this, as we have nothing to announce”.
If true, the news will be welcomed by disgruntled IOS 6 upgraders who have recently been greeted with Apple’s disappointing new Maps service.
Apple launched its Maps application last week, a move that was met by widespread derision for its inaccurate locations and directions as well as its lack of public transport information.
What’s more, Google said yesterday that it won’t be bringing its Google Maps app back to IOS 6 anytime soon. We can’t help but think this is a good move on Google’s part, as it might draw some users away from IOS to its Google Maps equipped Android operating system.
In the meantime, check out our “How to get Google Maps back on your Iphone” guide, which explains step by step how to use the Google Maps web service on a freshly upgraded Iphone or Ipad.

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