Google's much rumoured Maps for iOS 6 are a step closer to release. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Google has started sharing the app outside the company for testing purposes, which indicates the app is not too far way from being submitted to Apple's App Store for approval.
Google has distributed a test version of its new mapping app that will work on Apple's iPhones to some individuals outside the company, said a person with direct knowledge of the matter. Google has been putting the finishing touches on the app before submitting it for approval to the Apple iTunes store, this person said, though it's unclear exactly when that will happen.As expected, Apple refused to comment on the report, while a Google spokesman told WSJ, "We believe Google Maps are the most comprehensive, accurate and easy-to-use maps in the world. Our goal is to make Google Maps available to everyone who wants to use it, regardless of device, browser, or operating system."