Reportedly, Google has recently confirmed that it’s “always evaluating other platforms” for Google Maps Navigation, including iPhone, Windows Mobile and even Java phones.
According to TechRadar, a Google UK official stated “We’re close partners with Apple, but we can’t comment on the ifs and whens” – obviously regarding a future launch of Google Maps Navigation for Apple’s smartphone. This being said, it’s not clear whether free navigation will be available this year for the new iPhone 4G / HD or not.
If Google Maps with free navigation does become available for the iPhone, it would hurt companies like TomTom (which has an iPhone navigation app priced at $59.99). However, iPhone users would be more than happy.
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