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 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[8]: Comment by Laurence
by Laurence on Tue 8th Jan 2013 15:28 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by Laurence"
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Which were born out of frustration with your attitude. Anyway I had my pop back at you now, so all is good.


Don't even pretend to play the innocent party, you were just as guilty as I in that thread. The only real difference between the way we conducted ourselves is that I didn't drag such arguments out into other articles (and why should we? We may not have seen eye to eye on one particular topic but this is a whole other conversation).

But as you said, you've had your pop and now I hope we can now move on because feuds help nobody (and I'm sure you share my apathy towards spending time "hating" random internet commenters). ;)

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