Recently, it was reported that people who using Windows phone 7.X and Windows phone 8 were unable to access Google Maps in Internet Explorer browser. They was automatically redirected to Google’s homepage.
Yesterday, Google responsed that Google made the decision to redirect users away from Google Maps on Windows Phone devices. As many users know, Google Maps works well on Internet Explorer for desktops. Microsoft said that if IE 10 could render a page, Windows Phone 8 should be able to render Google Maps equally well. So, accessing Google Maps issue on Windows Phone devices is about vendor choice, not browser capabilities.
“Recent improvements” to IE mobile and Google Maps now provide better experience and Google will remove the redirect.
Google says it will no longer keep Windows Phone 7.X and Windows phone 8 users away from accessing Google Maps, which intends to ensure a good user experience.
Google, the search and mobile-OS giant said the following in a statement sent to The Next Web today:
“We periodically test Google Maps compatibility with mobile browsers to make sure we deliver the best experience for those users.
In our last test, IE mobile still did not offer a good maps experience with no ability to pan or zoom and perform basic map functionality. As a result, we chose to continue to redirect IE mobile users to Google.com where they could at least make local searches. The Firefox mobile browser did offer a somewhat better user experience and that’s why there is no redirect for those users.
Recent improvements to IE mobile and Google Maps now deliver a better experience and we are currently working to remove the redirect. We will continue to test Google Maps compatibility with other mobile browsers to ensure the best possible experience for users.”
In a word, Windows phone users will be able to access Google Maps soon in order to improve user experience.
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