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Google Backs Down On Maps Redirect 240

Dupple writes "A few days ago Google blocked access to its maps on Windows Phone 8, claiming that it 'worked best' on WebKit-based browsers — effectively excluding WP8 users. This, despite Google Maps working fine on desktop versions of IE that use the same rendering engine and users being able to spoof the user agent string on their WP8 devices to gain access. Now it appears that Google has backed down and is now allowing WP8 users access."
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Google Backs Down On Maps Redirect

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  • Backs Down? (Score:3, Funny)

    by johnvile ( 2560845 ) on Sunday January 06, 2013 @01:33PM (#42496525)
    I think you mean U-turn
  • by jkrise ( 535370 ) on Sunday January 06, 2013 @01:58PM (#42496765) Journal

    My Lumia 920 with WP8 still redirects maps.google.com to the Google homepage.

    Dude... did you install the latest Service Pack which came out yesterday?

    And did you reboot your phone after taking off the battery, removing your clothes and loudly proclaiming "I Love Microsoft Products"? Follow the above steps and if your phone still behaves oddly, chances are, the 128-bit registration key has already been registered by the only other user of Windows phones, so call support to get a different key.

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them WHAT to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. -- Gen. George S. Patton, Jr.