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Misspelling "Windows Phone" Makes Google Maps Work on WP8

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 The following video is presented by Matthias Shapiro.


As of January 5, 2013 Google Maps doesn't load on my Windows Phone 8 device. Google has stated:

The mobile web version of Google Maps is optimized for WebKit browsers such as Chrome and Safari. However, since Internet Explorer is not a WebKit browser, Windows Phone devices are not able to access Google Maps for the mobile web.

I thought this was weird so I did a short experiment to see if that was true. Watch the video...

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