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Google rolls out Street View's biggest ever update
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Washington, October 12, 2012
First Published: 15:05 IST(12/10/2012)
Last Updated: 16:13 IST(12/10/2012)
Google Street View returns to iOS6. Photo: AFP

While Apple is apologizing for its new flop Maps app service in the latest iPhone, Google is hitting the nail in the coffin as hard as it can, by announcing its plans to release the biggest update ever to its Street View feature.

The Internet search giant has announced that it will release a new update of its map service that would give users a view of what places actually look like from cars dispatched by the firm to photograph everything they pass.

According to ABC news, Google has doubled the number of images in Street View images, adding 250,000 miles of road from around the world.

Listed on Google''s blog are places where they have added more Street View coverage.

Some are in the U.S., but most are abroad, in places like South Africa, Denmark, Japan, and Spain, the report said.

The move come as Apple continues to apologise for its new maps app in iOS 6, and tries to mend the omissions and errors made in it.

Apple introduced the new maps app after replacing Google Maps for the iPhone and iPad.

It was quickly criticized by many users for its lack of certain features, mistaken locations and jumbled images.


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