Google Mobile Maps Asking English Users to Accept Swedish TOS

Dec 4, 2008 • 8:25 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics
 

There are confirmed reports at Google Maps Help that users downloading the new Google Maps 2.3.2 to their phones are being asked to accept the terms of service before using it. The only issue is that the terms of service (TOS), in some cases, are coming up in a different language then the language the user knows.

For example, an English user said he opened it and the terms of service look to be in Swedish and thus he cannot understand it to agree to it. He asked if there was a way to switch to an English version of the terms of service?

Google Maps representative, Tom, confirmed the issue, saying:

Thanks for letting us know about this. I saw a similar instance earlier today (German text though) and it's currently being investigated. I'll let you know the outcome when I have more information.

Forum discussion at Google Maps Help.

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Comments:

Lea de Groot

12/05/2008 02:27 am

I had a similar blip the other day - my partner got a link to a knol from a friend which sent him to a google login screen - in French, and *yes* we're in an English speaking country! I showed him how to change the language in the url, but not really satisafactory!

Joseph

08/25/2009 07:37 am

HELP...Im an American living in China. I have an iPhone and Google maps with GPS, but the Google Maps only shows in Chinese. The iPhone language is set to English. What can I do??

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