“Google’s failure to understand that a tablet is something other than a really big phone is becoming one of the great mysteries of the technology world. The Android tablet business has been crippled by a lack of dedicated tablet apps, a situation that Google has done almost nothing to correct,” Steve Wildstrom writes for TechPinions. “Now Google has confirmed my worst fears with the release of the long-awaited Google maps for iOS.”

“Google maps for the iPhone is lovely… But the iPad is a very different story. For whatever reason, Google did not bother to come up with a separate iPad-optimized version,” Wildstrom writes. “This is all rather hard to understand, since Google should have had no trouble developing an iPad version in parallel with the phone edition. Much smaller developers do this all the time. I can only hope that Google will realize that the iPad is something more than a larger iPhone and correct the error quickly.”

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