Google Won't Be Building A New Version of Maps for Palm OS

Nov 28, 2008 • 7:22 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under Other Google Topics

Google Maps for TreoA Google Groups thread confirms the sad news of Palm's future. Google has decided not to spend the time, money and resources to build out a new version of the Google Maps for Mobile specifically for the Palm OS.

Googler, Tom, from the Google Mobile team said:

I don't anticipate any new versions of Google Maps for mobile coming to Palm OS in the near future. I know this isn't news you'd like to hear, but the team has decided to focus their efforts on other mobile platforms at this time.

I assume, if Palm ever regains some popularity, Google would then develop more for that OS. But with Android, the iPhone, BlackBerry and other popular mobile devices - it seems like Palm and the Treo have seen their day.

Personally, this does make me a bit sad, since I was a huge Treo fan. That is of course, until I purchased the first generation iPhone and continued on to get the iPhone 3G.

Forum discussion at Google Groups.

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