Users of new Windows OS phones recently uncovered that using the Internet Explorer browser that came pre-installed on their devices disallowed them from accessing Google’s maps site.
When Windows Phone consumer tried to navigate to maps.google.com, they were as an alternate suddenly transmit to the Google homepage, and Google Maps did not load.
Google has released a declaration (below) that explains why it redirects Windows Phone users, and promise to remedy the issue shortly: We occasionally test Google Maps compatibility with mobile browsers to make sure we distribute the best familiarity for those users.
In our last test, IE mobile still did not present a good maps experience with no ability to pan or zoom and execute basic map functionality. As a result, we decide to prolong to transmit IE mobile users to Google.com where they could at slightest make local explore. The Firefox mobile browser did offer rather better user knowledge and that’s why there is no onward for those users.
Many Windows Phone users took to twitter to voice their disapproval with Google’s move, instantly pretentious that it was done by Google in revenge against Microsoft for some unidentified reason. Google’s statement offers some conclusion and verification that this was not the major cause behind their incapability to access Google Maps.