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Marco Arment:

What this timing really shows is how much Google needs to be on iOS. They’re primarily in the business of reaching as many people as possible so they can build up as much data and advertise to as many bodies as possible. Android is an insurance policy against their profitable businesses being locked out of other platforms, not an important profit center itself.

Wasn’t one (1) of the reasons Apple switched from Google’s data because they wouldn’t give them turn-by-turn and vector-based maps? The new version of Google Maps for the iPhone has turn-by-turn and vector-based maps.

I’ll be honest with you, I really don’t get a lot of Google’s decision-making. Don’t even get me started on the Motorola deal. Seriously.