Google Maps App Already Tops Apple App Store One Day After Launch

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    We understand If you didn't catch this news yesterday, but we thought it worth sharing considering what a fiasco Apple's Map App has been. Google finally launched a Google Maps App for iOS yesterday. What's really interesting (although probably unsurprising) is that within less than a day it is already the top downloaded app in the free section of the Apple App Store.

    What? You mean iPhone users want to use a map app that won't get them lost in a snake-infested desert? Go figure...

    In related news... Google may have no problem sharing the goodies of several Google apps (like Google Maps) with Apple's iOS products, but that is not the case with Windows Phone and Windows 8. Apparently, Google doesn't think there are enough users of these products to justify it. Here's a quote with a few more details,
    Ouch! Does this mean Google thinks that Microsoft is becoming obsolete? It looks that way. What do you think?
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    Sadly, it looks like Windows 8 will just be another Windows ME or Vista. Maybe Microsoft's next batch of software will be incredible- they seem to have a history of coming out with a good OS every other time xD
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    Windows needs to throw some insanely high dollars at the brightest people at Apple and Google and get them to jump ship and make Windows mobile a real contender. Otherwise they can sit on their PC market share and wait for Unbutu to overtake them there too. Bill has the money to put Windows into the mobile game in a major way if he has interest at all in doing it. But when your the richest guy on the planet maybe you just don't give a crap. Is Bill even involved with Micky-soft anymore?
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    kinda sad to see... I'd love to see windows 8 do a mac style of updates where you don't have to buy a whole new OS every few years but instead update it slowly, ala mac osx 10.x etc. that would be nice.

    I wouldn't mind trying a windows 8 phone just to try it out, but losing my gmail and google maps... that makes it extremely unlikely.
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    I'm running Win8 on my Desktop and yes, it is a bit different, but its not bad. I haven't really utilized the new start menu like they want people to, but at the same time, its not horrible. I set it up how I wanted it and it works. If my computer needs to be reformatted though, I'll probably go back to Win7. I miss the Aero interface. The new looking UI is just too basic. Very sharp cornered and crayola color feeling. But hey, its no Vista, believe me! They just tried to combine the tablet/phone interface with desktops and that was a bad idea.
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    i thought it was very courteous of google not to charge IOS users for the App. If it were me i would have charged them .99 cents and made a killing off the Iphone users.
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    All Google needs is to make a true desktop/laptop (not a netbook) and windows would be thrown out the window.

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    I have no idea about those systems.

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    Ubuntu is one of the most popular... Linux is the platform android is built off of.. So it's similar....but does vary...

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    /facepalm

    Linux is an operating system with multiple distributions (distros) which all have various functions, some free some not Ubuntu or mint are both good places to begin and can be used on your current system through a live CD install which won't actually install them on your system hard drive. It really can change an underpowered windows laptop into a much smoother more enjoyable piece of hardware.

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    Unfortunately, silicon valley has a written truce of not poaching each other's talent or stealing employees from one another. Otherwise, they'd be afraid of trading secrets.

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    Lol Linux will never have more market share than windows. Microsoft should be worried more about macs.

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    Linux is fine and dandy for those who want to experiment or are veterans, but most computer virgins would prefer to start on a Windows. Sure, Windows is expensive but there's mass vendor support unlike Linux. I appreciate Linux/ubuntu but others who are lazy to search are better off on Windows.
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    You may be right, I wouldn't know. But having recently watched a movie called... Pirates of Silicone Valley (or something like that) I found your comment pretty funny. Don't get me wrong, I believe you, but it's still funny.:biggrin:
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    I like that movie specially when Bill Gates sends an intern to watch a movie that his wife was seeing in another town.

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