Google’s Schmidt: Apple Should Have Kept Our Maps

Google Inc.’s popular mapping application likely won’t migrate to Apple Inc.’s iPhone 5 anytime soon, the Internet search giant’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt said Tuesday.

But Mr. Schmidt, in Tokyo for the Japan launch of his company’s Nexus 7 tablet computer, declined to rule out a future possible deal and said his company remains in regular contact with Apple on a range of issues. Google supplied Google Maps for the iPhone until the version that hit stores at the end of last week, racking up sales of five million in its first three days.

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