Waze for Windows Phone getting closer to final release

In April, the folks behind the popular traffic and navigation app Waze announced they were taking beta testers for an upcoming Windows Phone version. In June, Google announced that it was acquiring Waze. However, that apparently didn't stop the development of Windows Phone app.

Now the people who have been beta testing the Waze Windows Phone app are being told that the final beta build is being released. This news comes from a Reddit user who received this in-app message:

The statement that the final version of the app is coming 'in the near term" should be welcome news for folks who have been waiting patiently for Waze to release the Windows Phone app to the general public. It also means that Google is not stopping its recent subsidiary from offering the Windows Phone version.

Google has not been supportive of launching its in-house apps for Microsoft's OS platforms. We have reported in the past that Google has tried to block Microsoft's own efforts in releasing a YouTube app for Windows Phone and Google has refused to release Windows 8.1 apps for its own services aside from a search app for the OS.

Source: Reddit via WMPoweruser | Image via ezmode

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