Google maps availability fuels iOS upgrades

In a somewhat ironical development, Upgrades to Apple’s iOS 6 have increased by 29% after Google Maps were made available on the operating system.  According to mobile advertising service MoPub, iOS 6 adoption increased by around 13% last week, and even more over the weekend. In the last 5 days, after Google released Google Maps for iPhone, the percentage…

Amazon To Compete With Maps Of Apple And Google

Seeing Apple’s debut in mapping technologies to compete with Google maps, Amazon has acquired a 3D mapping startup of its own. Earlier this week, on Tuesday, 3 July 2012, the online retail giant sealed a deal to purchase UpNext in a move that could signal the company’s intentions to bring 3D maps to its Kindle Fire slate…

TomTom Confirms Deal With Apple

We reported earlier that Apple intended to abandon Google Maps, later this year. After all, Google earns its 2% revenue by its usage on iPhone and iPad.

Apple Abandoning Google Maps Later This Year?

Apple had previously planned to break away from Google Maps and use its own technology for the native Maps app on iOS later this year. A new report says that this feature maybe announced at next week’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).