Why Google Blocked Windows Phone Device Users from Google Maps?


The cold war between Microsoft and Google seem to have reached a new level now. This can be said that on January 4, many Windows Phone device owners reported that they had been prevented from accessing Google Maps via Internet Explorer on their devices.

As Google had previously prevented users from accessing Windows Phone applications from Google, which already provide users of Android and iOS, so many reports drew conclusions that the software giant has to be cut off Windows Phone users from using the service.

However, it was found by officers after Google as false, when they were approached and denied the objection, reportedly saying it was part of a technical issue. The alleged gained more substance when a reader to point realized that when trying to access Google Maps on a Windows Phone device, was redirected to the Google home page. This is what the user had to say in his message entitled “Google maps in WP8 disabled”.

“When we go to Google maps on my device WP8 redirects me to the page I think Google is blocked for WP users, either for compatibility issues or just to mess with MS. Anyway do with the current relations between the two companies do not expect to come. Shame because I needed because recently Bing / nokia maps are not as good. otherwise users are being withdrawn. “On this, Google spokesman also gave an explanation that was not designed Google Maps really to support Internet Explorer on the Windows Phone platform. “The mobile web version of Google Maps is optimized for WebKit browsers like Safari and Chrome. Nevertheless, since Internet Explorer is not a WebKit browser, Windows Phone devices are not able to access Google Maps for mobile web” , Gizmodo said in a report.

Google had announced that it will make your application available to users of Windows Phone. Initiated the first release of Exchange Active Sync, which prevents users from creating new accounts on their phones and then block YouTube. The YouTube issue was something that happened in 2011, but has not been resolved yet. After Microsoft has again raised the complaint indicating that Google is deliberately blocking YouTube from your OS.

There is a native application for iOS and YouTube specifically for Android users, while Windows users should use mobile phones or YouTube website depend on any third-party application like Metro Tube. The relationship between Microsoft and Google is getting harder every day, but the most dangerous is the rivalry between Apple and Samsung. It’s really unfortunate that Google has taken a stand not to allow Windows, a comprehensive platform to access their applications and still not sure if this is just a temporary misunderstanding or something really serious.


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