Vodafone, Google Partner For Maps

Vodafone customers might be getting a very welcome upgrade from Google. Today, Vodafone announced it has partnered with Google to develop a mapping service for the telecom provider. According to the deal, Google Maps for Vodafone will have easy-to-use maps, local listings, navigation and search.

Says Frank Rovekamp of Vodafone:

Vodafone sees Google Maps as a new milestone in the relationship that both companies are developing. It is a prime example of how Vodafone, through its location service and distribution scale, can complement Google’s products and unlock mass-market access to exciting services.

I would love nothing more than to see Europeans getting Google Maps on their phones. That or a Big Mac; I’m really hungry.

Google, Vodafone agree to develop maps [AP]