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Published on December 13th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

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Download Google Maps for iOS Right Now and Get Turn by Turn Navigation …

After somehow managing to survive life without it, Google Maps is back for iOS. That means no more melting world of Apple Maps, no more false listings, no more getting lost and no more map inferiority on your iPhone. Get rid of Apple Maps and go download Google Maps in the App Store .

Download Google Maps for iOS Right Now and Get Turn by Turn Navigation, Public Transit Directions and Street ViewAfter somehow managing to survive life without it, Google Maps is back for iOS. That means no more melting world of Apple Maps, no more false listings, no more getting lost and no more map inferiority on your iPhone. Get rid of Apple Maps and go download Google Maps in the App Store.

Google Maps for iOS has all the things you’ve missed so much and things it never had on the iPhone too: turn by turn navigation, public transit directions, Street View and more. Basically, it’s better than it has ever been on the iPhone. Which means, just like with what happened to the YouTube app, Apple kicking out Google Maps for Apple Maps had the side benefit of iPhone users eventually getting a better version of Google Maps.

Along with Google Maps for iOS, Google is releasing a Google Maps SDK for iOS and a URL scheme to get third party applications to launch the Google Maps app and perform searches, direction requests and display map views. That’s a workaround that could allow Google Maps to act like the primary mapping system on the iPhone. The new Google Maps’ maps are vector-based (like Apple Maps) so it should be snappier and speedier all around. So yes, awesome all around. We can now all pretend that the three month stretch of using Apple Maps never happened. [iTunes, Google]

Update: Some users are reporting that they’re having difficulty downloading Google Maps on the App Store right now. What a tease! It’s right there in front of our eyes! We’ll update when it’s fixed

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