Google Renews Partnership With Apple; Confirms Maps App Will Use Google’s Maps Data In iOS 5

News | Sunday May 29 2011 12:31 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Last week, we had heard rumors that
Google’s Chairman Eric Schmidt has confirmed it in an interview at AllThingsD’s D9 Conference yesterday. He revealed that Google has just renewed its Map and Search partnership with Apple .
“We just renewed our Map and Search agreements with Apple , and we hope those continue for a long time.”
and Poly9, there were some speculations that Apple will move away from its dependency on Google as much as possible. A
back in October 2009 also hinted that Apple wanted to take the Maps application to the next level. So though the Search deal was expected, the renewal of the Maps deal comes as a surprise.
It looks like Apple is either not ready or the reason for buying those two startups was to enhance the Maps app, which has not been updated for quite sometime.
, it also includes an improved version of the Maps app with features such as 3D views, turn-by-turn voice guidance, automatic rerouting, traffic, satellite and street views etc. to compete with
so we don’t have a reason to envy Android-based smartphones.

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