Google prevents Windows Phone users from accessing Maps
It seems like Google and Microsoft are in an open fight over services that Google block to Windows Phone users. After a blog post by Microsoft’s Vice President Dave Heiner criticizing Google for preventing Windows Phone users from having a better experience, by blocking some Google services, it seems like Google is not going to change its policy and reportedly redirecting Windows Phone users who try to access “maps.google.com” to Google’s search page instead.
On Wednesday Microsoft’s Vice President made a post in a blog that “just last month we at Microsoft learned from YouTube that senior executives at Google told them not to enable a first-class YouTube experience on Windows Phones.”, The posts went on saying that the Google is deliberately attempting to harm its competition.
Presently, both Windows Phone 7.5 and 8 users are having the problem when attempting to access the Google Maps, but the Google Maps can be accessed by going to “maps.google.co.uk”. It seems because the scrutiny Google is under in Europe. At present no idea how long this will last or even Google will stop blocking Windows Phone users, if you are a Windows phone user and able to access the Google Maps, just leave it in the comment box.