Baidu Maps Leaked Along With Offline Maps For Windows PhoneToday's Special — By Naveen Vaidhya on August 10, 2012 at 8:40 am
China is leading the list of fastest growth in smartphone in the world, and Baidu is the biggest search engine in the country, therefore in case Baidu tosses its weight behind a platform, we are indebted to take notification. Before that we have seen that Baidu is focusing on its own split of Android platform, and that China iPhones will start using Baidu, however now it seems like the firm is also hoping of Windows phone. Windows phone is already successful in China, based on the numbers you consider. And there are reports that China holds 14% of all Windows phone devices that may be a much imposing statistics in case that did not put China 2nd to the United States where WP7 does not really contain the hugest footprint. Remain; any share is nice share, and a location from which to form.
Actually, the installer for a Windows Phone Baidu Maps application has leaked. This application already occurs on iPhone, Symbian, and Android, so Windows Phone is associating to good firm. The application is big strong, with majority of features that you would estimate like public transit locations, place listings, turn-by-turn directions, and also offline maps. It does not have the voice direction finding you can get in the Android form; however the offline maps will permit you to download chunks of map parts for offline usage. The application seems bit slick with Metro Windows 8 UI; therefore we will have to see in case Chinese users get agitated for it.