I tried to download a map in the Google Maps app on my iPhone, but got an error message saying the map couldn't be downloaded. Has anyone succeeded in going this - in Japan ?
Used to be able to do that. Looking at the forums it seems many Android users also are having the same problem.
I wouldn't surprise me if Zenrin, the company who own the 'Google' map of Japan, have changed the licensing agreement to prevent this, in order to milk more money from their own products. https://itunes.apple.com/us/developer/zenrin-datacom-co.-ltd./id305392175
That's exactly what I suspected.