Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 5th Jan 2013 14:53 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y And so this situation is starting to get ridiculous - and consumers are, as usual, caught in the middle of it all. Google has just blocked Windows Phone devices from accessing Google Maps on their phones. In addition, it also seems Windows Phone users are now restricted to the basic HTML version of the mobile GMail website. While understandable from a defensive perspective - Microsoft's extortion scheme targeting Android device makers and all that - it's still a massive dick move that only hurts consumers. Update: the media attention has worked - Google is backpedalling, and will remove the redirect. "We periodically test Google Maps compatibility with mobile browsers to make sure we deliver the best experience for those users. In our last test, IE mobile still did not offer a good maps experience with no ability to pan or zoom and perform basic map functionality. As a result, we chose to continue to redirect IE mobile users to Google.com where they could at least make local searches. The Firefox mobile browser did offer a somewhat better user experience and that’s why there is no redirect for those users. Recent improvements to IE mobile and Google Maps now deliver a better experience and we are currently working to remove the redirect. We will continue to test Google Maps compatibility with other mobile browsers to ensure the best possible experience for users."
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RE[4]: Comment by Laurence
by Laurence on Mon 7th Jan 2013 21:21 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Laurence"
Laurence
Member since:
2007-03-26

Well at least now you've bothered to explain your position ;)

That comment was a tongue-in-cheek hypothetical piece where I speculated about a future web based on the trends and pressures facing us in current years.

It wasn't meant to be taken literally because, as much as I may wish to, cannot predict the future.

I'm sure even you have held such discussions before ;)

Edited 2013-01-07 21:22 UTC

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RE[5]: Comment by Laurence
by lucas_maximus on Mon 7th Jan 2013 21:33 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Laurence"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Would you like to explain yours where I was a "mickey mouse programmer"?

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RE[6]: Comment by Laurence
by Laurence on Mon 7th Jan 2013 23:45 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Laurence"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Would you like to explain yours where I was a "mickey mouse programmer"?

Not really.

I could pick out a number of offensive comments you made as well but that would get us nowhere.

Water, bridges and sleeping dogs ;)

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