Even having its own mobile operating system, Android, Google is still betting on iOS and the entire Apple ecosystem. It has its apps adapted to these proposals and to everything that iPhone users need for their daily lives.
Thus, it is normal to see apps like Gmail or Chrome being present here, even if they are not defined. Now, the bet seems to have been made on Google Maps, which has some important news for iOS and the entire Apple ecosystem that gravitates it.
Google Maps once played a central role in iOS. This was the map app chosen by Apple for navigation, being available to everyone, natively and completely integrated. With the arrival of Apple Maps this scenario has changed and has changed over time.
Apple's CarPlay received news
Google did not withdraw its app from iOS and iPhone, but limited it to this offer. Now, and from what you have officially revealed, there are very important news. The first is the integration of Maps with CarPlay, where you can explore even more of what is offered.
The redesign of the interface allows it to be more useful and now gives access to more information. They can control the music or read messages, without leaving the navigation interface, all intuitively and without demanding too much from the driver.
Watch is also a bet on Google Maps
Another new feature of Google Maps come now also to the Apple Watch. This is actually a return to this device, after being removed in 2017. The new version wants to give the user the same experience that already exists in the Wear OS, with clock navigation.
Thus, and for the usual destinations (home or work) this can be launched directly from the Apple Watch. All the rest must be launched directly from the iPhone and then transferred to the watch. The directions are only the directions to be taken and the estimated times of arrival.
This is yet another big bet from Google within the Apple ecosystem. Thus the offer for users of these platforms is extended, with all the offer that many have become accustomed to using, with all recognized quality.