We had reported yesterday that Google was planning to bring the Google Maps turn-by-turn GPS Navigation with voice guidance to the iPhone, which was recently released for Android devices.
We were quite excited as it was free and included some cool features such as ability to search in plain English just like you would on Google, search by voice, Traffic, Satellite and Street views and more.
PCWorld is reporting that Google spokesperson has denied the rumors that it plans to bring free turn-by-turn GPS Navigation with voice guidance to the iPhone.
"We did not say we would bring it to iPhone, we said to date we've had it on Android and that in the future it may come to other platforms but did not confirm this will be coming to iPhone at all,"
It’s not clear why Google isn’t planning to bring the free turn-by-turn GPS Navigation with voice guidance to the iPhone, which is the biggest smartphone platforms.
We wonder if its related to Apple rejecting Google Voice and Latitude iPhone apps.
This is bad news for iPhone users but folks at TomTom and Garmin will be relieved that Google won’t be competing with them anytime soon at least on the iPhone platform.