Google's Browser Lie Dissected

I find it somewhat provocative when Google thinks I'm stupid:

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.

Thankfully, Tom Verhoeff has fired up some tools and written an excellent post (with videos) to explain and demonstrate how what Google PR is telling the 'silly' public is a blatant lie.

See for yourself at his site:

http://blog.tomverhoeff.nl/2013/01/05/breaking-down-the-google-maps-windows-phone-issue/

What Google is doing here is clearly a no-go on the back open standards, free speech and how the web is supposed to be.

Here's how Google could even improve on that misconduct: create more non-standard features for Chrome and use them on Google sites, so that at a certain point they really cannot be viewed any more with something else than Chrome and call it an 'optimization' again.