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Google Maps gets 10M downloads in first two days

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By Phil Dzikiy

News Editor, iLounge
Published: Monday, December 17, 2012
News Categories: Apple, Apps + Games

Google has announced that Google Maps for iOS was downloaded more than 10 million times less than 48 hours after its release last Thursday. As became obvious from the App Store’s top downloads list, Google Maps became the top free app on iPhone only hours after its release, and continues to occupy the top spot as of this writing. Apple executives are said to be “seething,” as noted last week by Daring Fireball, due to both the immediate success of the well-reviewed mapping application and the troubled launch of iOS 6’s new Apple-developed Maps application, which reportedly led to the dismissals of two of the company’s software chiefs.

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google would never have released a ios gmaps as good as the new one is if Apple had not booted them out of ios.  Google was always releasing ios gmaps that were inferior to the android version.  Only by booting googlemaps out and making their own mapsap, did they force google to make its iosGmaps as good as the Android one.
Yes AppleMaps has defects, but overall it’s a strategic win for apple.  It would have been nice if Applemaps were superior to GMaps, but overall it’s still a strategic victory for the ios garden.

Posted by nomdeguerre on December 17, 2012 at 5:39 PM (PDT)

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