Google on iOS 6 Maps: 'We Think It Would Have Been Better If They Had Kept Ours'
Google's Eric Schmidt made some comments about iOS Maps to reporters in Tokyo, reports Reuters and Bloomberg. He was there to launch the Nexus 7 tablet.
"We think it would have been better if they had kept ours. But what do I know?" Schmidt told a small group of reporters in Tokyo. "What were we going to do, force them not to change their mind? It's their call."
When questioned about an App Store version of Google Maps for iOS, Schmidt said:
"We haven't done anything yet with Google Maps," Schmidt told reporters in Tokyo today. Apple would "have to approve it. It's their choice," Schmidt said, declining to say if the Mountain View, California-based company submitted an application to Apple for sale through its App Store.
Schmidt was also asked about whether Apple would continue to use Google for search.
"I'm not doing any predictions. We want them to be our partner. We welcome that. I'm not going to speculate at all what they're going to do. They can answer that question as they see fit," he said.