Missing road for Apple Maps (Photo : Theamazingios6maps.tumblr.com)
The Apple Maps fiasco continues, and Google's executive chairman has now chimed in on the matter.
Last week, reports circulated that Google was working on a new Google Maps app for the iOS 6, just as they worked on the new YouTube app. However, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has confirmed that his company has "not done anything yet" in making the new app.
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Schmidt spoke to reporters in Tokyo and didn't not comment on initial reports are true if Google submitted a Google Maps app to the App Store
Negotiations with Apple and Google fell through recently, although reasons are unknown, but it led to the loss of Google Maps and YouTube from being pre-installed apps on the new iOS 6.
Meanwhile, a person named Ryan Petrich tweeted his hack of Google Maps onto the iOS 6. Petrich used the iOS 5.1 version of Google Maps onto his iPhone 3GS, not the latest iPhone 5.
Petrich noted, "Still crashy and cannot be distributed to the public yet, but it mostly works :)"
Courtesy of Complex.com, there might be a method to have Google Maps on the iOS 6.
According to Complex's Reggie Ugwu, using the Safarai browser, visit maps.google.com and click on the export button in order to save the app to the device's homescreen. When the installation is done, the Google Maps app icon should appear on the homescreen. Complex does note that using Google Maps under this option won't guarantee the same result as if using iOS 5.
Latinos Post has not tested this method but if you have, or know someone who has, let us know on the comments section below.
The iOS 6 is free to install and compatible for the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad 2, fourth and fifth generation iPod Touch.
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