Google Inc(NASDAQ:GOOG) has released its biggest update ever for Street View for Google Maps. The new update doubled the number of special compilations and offers a refreshed and upgraded view of more than 250,000 miles of road around the world. Street View coverage has also been extended in nations including Macau, Sweden, Taiwan, Great Britain, Canada, the US, Denmark, Norway, Thailand, Italy, and Singapore.
In addition to that, nations like Spain, South Africa, and Japan will get special collections for the very first time. The special collections entail panoramic views from popular locations like Fort Canning Park in Singapore and Stanley Park in Canada.
Street View of Google represents one of the key services offered by Google that place it at a better position than Apple. Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google has said that the firm has invested millions of dollars in developing an all-inclusive mapping solution. He suggests that Apple should have retained Google Maps as it is now figuring how tough it is to develop mapping services on an international level.
The update is supposed to make Street View better for users to plan their routes or find out where they are. The new special sites imply that a user does not need to travel or get fooled by taxi drivers.
Google does not seem to have any plans of slowing down the development of its mapping service for Cupertino to catch up. Microsoft, was swift enough to stick the boot in after the iOS 6 maps fiasco. It had recommended the disgruntled owners of the iPhone to check out Bing maps as a great alternative.
Both the firms may be wasting their times. However, Fanboi seems to be attached to Apple very strongly, as per a recent poll that found Maps was crucial for only a very few iPhone users.