Google Maps Site Now Unavailable to Windows Phone UsersJanuary 4, 2013 5 Comments
Somehow, in someway this petty behavior demonstrated by Google has to stop. Recently, Google not only stopped support for ActiveSync Exchange support for Windows Phone Users, they also blocked YouTube from being accessed for use in the Windows Phone OS. Which now brings us to the latest ploy by Google. This one involves redirecting Windows Phone users to the Google mobile homepage when trying to access the familiar maps.google.com.
That’s correct. As silly as this may be Google thinks either its better to not allow Windows Phone users any access to their most popular functions (YouTube, Maps, Places) or they are just too busy (cough, cough, lazy..cough) to fix the web code to allow users access. If you don’t believe this and have to see for yourself I suggest you go here….Oh wait let me just save you all the trouble of going to the first link and send you all here. In all honesty with Google on this one there is no difference to the Windows Phone user. Check out the video demonstrating this sad act of pettiness by WMPoweruser below
Microsoft has every right to complain that Google isn’t playing fair with its rivals because for what ever reason Google is just not. That’s one thing Microsoft made sure not to do with there products. Just think if you weren’t able to use Skype on your iPhone or Android devices, just how evil would that then make Microsoft? I propose in this case scenario, there is no difference…MBGW