Google Re-Enables Google Maps on Windows Phone

The company blocked WP devices out of Google Maps recently

By on January 10th, 2013 09:04 GMT

Just as promised several days ago, Mountain View-based Internet giant Google has re-enabled Windows Phone’s access to its Google Maps service over the web.

Recently, the company has decided to prevent owners of Windows Phone devices from accessing the Google Maps via their Internet Explorer browser, redirecting them instead to its search engine page.

The company said that the move was determined by the experience that IE could offer with its service, suggesting that Google Maps would work best on WebKit browsers alone.

However, following complaints from users and a broad media coverage, Google announced that it would restore the service, and it seems that it has already made the move.

According to the latest user reports, Google Maps is now accessible through Internet Explorer on Windows Phone 8 devices, which suggests that the issue was indeed resolved.

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