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  1. PiotrJot's Avatar
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    Default No more Google apps for Blackberry?

    Hello everybody,
    We can see around few threads about the google maps download possibility disappearing from the google site, or the voice app not being available.
    On the m.google.com site you can choose android, or iphone. When choosing the option 'Not on Android?', it is linked to 'find an Android device for you'.

    Does it mean that Google stopped support for Blackberry?
    If yes: can this mean that it is due to the approaching BB10 release, as being competitive to Android devices?
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    They've been gone for a while, however they still work fine, it was just a matter of finding a download link...
    Here you go

    Google Voice: http://goo.gl/ia7aH
    GMail Plugin: http://goo.gl/ziW62
    Google Sync: http://goo.gl/hQ4YX
    Google Maps: http://goo.gl/MYRkS
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    Quote Originally Posted by PiotrJot View Post
    Does it mean that Google stopped support for Blackberry?
    ...that stopped years ago.
    That's Phill with 2 L's
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmercer94 View Post
    They've been gone for a while, however they still work fine, it was just a matter of finding a download link...
    Here you go

    Google Voice: http://goo.gl/ia7aH
    GMail Plugin: http://goo.gl/ziW62
    Google Sync: http://goo.gl/hQ4YX
    Google Maps: http://goo.gl/MYRkS
    Thanks for the links: I am sure they will be appreciated by some users around.
    I know the apps are working: I am using Maps quite frequently.
    I also have my .cods backups, so it is not as much concern to get the app. Just the thing is: is there something more in this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phill_UK View Post
    ...that stopped years ago.
    Yes, OK. But I am quite sure that two months ago while upgrading my friend's 9790 I got the Google maps from google site, and not from my 9900 backup.
    Now it is gone, and Google is advising to get Android device.
    So actually I believe we can expect no google apps for new platform next year. And actually my post was kind of invitation to the statement of BB10 being a competition to Android.
    I just can't see the reasoning in such Google behavior.
    1) For sure lack of google maps for BB10 will not discourage anyone from getting new BB10 device.
    2) iPhone sure is the competition for Android, and google maps are available for iPhones.
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    Default No more Google apps for Blackberry?

    The reason behind this is that they're not interested in RIM products and it is fashionable nowadays to be against RIM.
    Yahoo does the same.

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    And this is my fear for BB10. If companies like Google don't get back on board, it will be the beginning of the end. People want apps and when they can't get them will move on to greener pastures.
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    I guess it would mean no Google Maps app for BB10. I know BB10 will have BB Maps powered by TomTom, but I only use Google Maps on my 9930 and I pretty much use Google Maps just for transit information and directions. No other mapping tools has that. I guess I could port the Android Google Maps app on BB10. Hopefully it works ok, but how many non-informed BB10 users looking for Google Maps know about sideloading?
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    Google is going from the free model to the paid model...on all platforms....including their cloud applications.
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    Default Re: No more Google apps for Blackberry?

    Quote Originally Posted by chiplatham View Post
    Google is going from the free model to the paid model...on all platforms....including their cloud applications.
    They are?
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    Google Maps is still there for download from Google... they've just hidden it

    http://www.google.com/mobile/other/
    That's Phill with 2 L's
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    It's a war. RIM has the challenge to create a competitive or even better maps application.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phill_UK View Post
    Google Maps is still there for download from Google... they've just hidden it

    Google Mobile
    Thank you. People need to see this
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phill_UK View Post
    Google Maps is still there for download from Google... they've just hidden it

    Google Mobile
    Thanks!
    It works with my 9900 but not with my 9700
    And i just downgraded to the 9700 one week ago... well back to the 9900 and its crappy calendar

    I can't wait for BB10, really.
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    Default Need Google Search back!

    How did you get it to work in 9900? i have a 9930 and i can't get the search application to install "Sorry your device does not meet the system requirements that are needed to support Blackberry Quick Search powered by Google"
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    Default google search

    my google search just stopped working recently and the message i get when i try to re-install it is "Sorry your device does not meet the system requirements that are needed to support Blackberry Quick Search powered by Google". i have a bold 9650...any idea how i can get my google search back?
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    so stupid to stop app support
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    Thank you! I tried the voice link, but the download keeps failing. Any ideas?

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