Google Maps for the iOS – 10 million downloads within 48 hours

Just as the latest Google Maps for the iOS 6 was well met by iOS 6-driven mobile users, a report from ZDNet notes that Google’s senior vice president for commerce, Jeff Huber, shared that the new app was downloaded 10 million times in less than 48 hours.

Revealed to have been shared on Huber’s own Google+ Page, Huber is quoted to share the following in his post, along with the download-performance stats of Google Maps for the iOS 6: “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.”

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The new Google Plus for the iOS 6 officially rolled out Wednesday last week, as Huber’s post is noted to have been shared on Monday.

Given how much of a “controversy” the iOS 6’s built-in Maps had been, clamor over the reason why Apple didn’t bundle the new mobile operating system with Google Maps support had been quite active, with different sentiments touching up on how “greedy Apple is turning out to be.”

As Apple’s Maps is now quite established as one of its more openly known failures, the release of Google Maps for the iOS 6 comes as a “win” for Google, one that is backed by Huber’s testimony on the number of times it had been downloaded since it officially rolled out.

For iOS 6 device users who feel that Maps isn’t as fully featured as Google Maps is, you can now install Google Maps in your mobile iOS 6 iDevice.

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