Google's Schmidt Says No Maps App for iOS Yet
Google chairman Eric Schmidt said today that Google does not have a mapping application for iOS devices waiting in the wings. "We have not done anything yet with Google Maps," he said to reporters at an event in Tokyo. "We think it would have been better if [Apple] had kept ours. But what do I know?" Apple removed Google Maps from iOS and replaced it with its own mapping application. Even if Google does submit a new version of Google Maps for iOS — something Schmidt would not confirm — Apple would have to approve the application in order for iOS device users to access it. Apple Maps lacks many of the features that Google Maps has, such as transit directions and Street View.
Google Testing 3rd-Party Email Access in iOS Gmail App
Google is allowing people to use their non-Gmail email service within the Gmail app for iOS. Apple's own iOS email app and Microsoft's Outlook email app both already support multiple email services, as does Gmail on Android handsets.
Google Maps for iOS Lets You Add Pit Stops
An update to Google Maps for iOS adds useful details about what's located along any given route. Using the refreshed Google Maps, travelers can easily find rest stops, restaurants, grocery stores, and gas stations — including gas prices — during their journey.
Google Adds Multi-Stop Directions to Maps
Google gave Google Maps users the ability to plan multi-stop trips. The latest version of Google Maps allows people to add multiple destinations to a single excursion.
Google Cleans Up Maps UI
Google today rolled out a fresh version of Maps for Android, iOS, and the web with a cleaner user interface. Google says it eliminated unnecessary UI elements, such a road outlines, while simplifying the typography for street names, points of interest, and more.
Google Maps for iOS Reaches the Apple Watch
Google today updated Google Maps for iOS and made the app compatible with the Apple Watch. Owners of Apple's wearable can view directions to places on their Apple Watch; view ETA comparisons between walking, driving, bicycling, and transit; and call places directly from the list of places.
We think it would have been better if [Apple] had kept ours. But what do I know?
That less than a week after its release people are clamoring for a GMaps app is telling (has iOS6 been out less than a week, or was ...