Good news for you holdouts who refused to update your iPhones to the newest iOS for fear of losing your beloved Google Maps to Apple’s inferior Maps app — Google Maps has launched as a downloadable app for all your directing needs.
That means public transportation info, walking directions, street view, and never worrying that you’ll be directed through a park or off an exit ramp that doesn’t actually exist.
An added bonus: the new downloadable Google Maps features a robotic lady who announces your turn-by-turn directions.
As you might recall, an Apple exec resigned after Maps launched to universal ridicule an outraged that such a flawed product could be released. CEO Tim Cook even apologized for the flub, recommending several alternatives to his own company’s product.
So, iOS 5 users, feel free to upgrade to iOS 6 without fear. Your trusted Google Maps are back and better than ever.
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