Google Maps for iPhone clocks over 10 million downloads in less than 48 hours

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Google Maps for iPhone clocks over 10 million downloads in less than 48 hours
Google has revealed that the recently released Google Maps app for iPhone hit the 10 million downloads mark in less than 48 hours.

Jeff Huber, Senior Vice President, Commerce & Local at Google, made the announcement via his Google+ page. Huber added, "We're excited for the positive reception of Google Maps for iPhone around the world. Congratulations to the Maps Team on the recognition for the passion and hard work they poured into it, for this release and over the last 7+ years."

Google released the stand-alone Maps app for iPhone last week to rave reviews, ending months of frustration of iPhone users who found Apple's maps a less-than-worthy replacement.

Google Maps for iPhone includes all features you would expect from a competent maps app included spoken driving directions, colour-coded real-time traffic conditions and vector-based graphics that appear smooth at any size. The app also incorporates Google's Street View that lets users take a virtual walk down streets and, significantly, walking directions and public transportation options. (Note: Not all features are available in all regions.)

There still isn't a Google mapping app for Apple's iPad, but the company plans to make one eventually. Google declined to say when it hopes to release an iPad mapping app. For now, iPad owners can use the maps in an iPhone mode. That won't be the best experience, but it still may be better than Apple's maps on the iPad.

With inputs from AP

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