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Google Maps for iOS reaches alpha testing, screenshots and details ahoy

Google Maps for iOS isn't taking things lightly, enters alpha testing

By Anthony Garreffa from Oct 15, 2012 @ 5:31 CDT

Apple haven't been having happy days lately, their shares prices are at a bad low right now, the iPhone 5 didn't sell anywhere near analysts expectations. On top of that, their decision to throw Maps on iOS 6, ditching Google Maps for iOS hasn't gone down well, either.


Google have since then been reportedly working on releasing Google Maps for iOS, with App Map developer Ben Guild posting some early details and partial screenshots of the Mountain View-based company's Map application for iOS.


According to the developer, the standalone version of Google Maps for iOS is in alpha testing, but has some great improvements over the previous Google Maps app. This includes the new app being vector-based, sporting two-finger rotation on any angle, and is "super fast". Best of all, it supports the new, taller 4-inch iPhone 5 screen.


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