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Google (GOOG +0.1%) finally launches a home-grown Maps app for the iPad; expect it to move...
Google (GOOG +0.1%) finally launches a home-grown Maps app for the iPad; expect it to move quickly up free download charts, much as Google's iPhone Maps app did in December. Both the iOS and Android versions of Maps are based on a streamlined UI (discussed at I/O) that's also now available to all PC users, and offer a slew of new navigation/local content features. But they're still missing a few old features such as terrain view, which Google says it will add in time. Developer Onavo estimates Google Maps was installed by 32% of iPhone owners using one of its apps in May.