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Huge Wave Of Google App Updates Hits iOS, Android

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    Huge Wave of Google App Updates Hits iOS, Android - Yahoo! News (click for full article)

    "Google just brought iPhone and Android phone users a holiday gift. Google Maps has returned to the iPhone, this time in the form of its own separate app, while Google Currents -- the company's Flipboard-style online magazine app for Android -- received a substantial update as well.

    Besides the two big updates, about a half-dozen other apps for Android and Google TV received bug fixes and new features, according to Android Police blogger Ryan Whitwam. Here's a look at what to expect, and where the rough edges still lay."
     
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    The Really Interesting Thing About Google Maps Isn't the App Itself | TIME.com (click for full article)

    By Jared Newman Dec. 13, 20120


    "As my colleague Harry McCracken reported last night, Google has come to the rescue of lost iPhone users with its own Google Maps app.


    Although the app has been rumored for some time now, one of the big questions was whether Apple would actually approve it for the App Store. Harry says he was never worried; Apple doesn't decline apps for competitive reasons any more, and the arrival of Google Maps just makes the iPhone a better competitor to Android. No problem, right?


    Well, not exactly. Google Maps does make the iPhone better, but it also poses a threat to Apple on its very own platform. With a native Maps app, Google is starting to sink its hooks deeper into iOS. The app itself is just the beginning.


    I thought TechCrunch's interview with Daniel Graf, director of Google Maps for mobile, was an interesting read - particularly this exchange:"
     

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