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Google Maps is a major hit amongst iPhone 5 users

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It was just las week that Google released their Google Maps app for iOS, and it has become one of the most popular apps available for iPhone and iPod touch. Within 48 hours of its release, Google Maps jumped to the top of the App Store charts with 10 million downloads.

Google’s Jeff Huber announced the news on his blog:

We’re excited for the positive reception of Google Maps for iPhone around the world. Congratulations to the Maps Team on the recognition for the passion and hard work they poured into it, for this release and over the last 7+ years.

Google Maps’ strongest asset is that it offers users the ability to use Google’s powerful Street View and transit directions—two key features currently absent from Apple Maps in iOS 6. And since it’s a free app on the iOS App Store, there’s no need to explain why it has been a major winner for many Apple fans (especially those unhappy about Apple’s Maps app).

If you haven’t downloaded Google Maps to your iPhone or iPod touch, there’s no real reason you shouldn’t try it out.

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