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Apple Is Not Going To Like This Google Maps Easter Egg

24 April 2015, 11:05 am EDT By Laura Rosenfeld Tech Times
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Today's tech news may be all about the official release of the Apple Watch, and this Easter egg found on Google Maps is not happy about that.

The unofficial Android blog Team Android recently found a rather interesting image hidden on Google Maps: Android's bot mascot, also known as Bugdroid, peeing on the Apple logo. The image was located south of Rawalpindi, Pakistan on the map.

You could see the image on the desktop and mobile versions of Google Maps as of Friday morning, but it appears that Google has now removed it. However, you can check out a screenshot taken of the Easter egg before it was removed below.

(Photo : Google Maps)

As you can see, the image is pretty crude. It brings to mind those naughty-looking "Calvin peeing" car decals. 

Google has been known to leave Easter eggs in Maps on occasion, although it's usually for some special holiday or anniversary. Google let you play Pac-Man in Maps for April Fools' Day this year. Earlier this week, Google included a Street View Pegman that resembled Nessie with the launch of its special Loch Ness Monster hunt in Maps. There are also plenty of other United Kingdom-specific Easter eggs in Google Maps.

While thinking that Google was responsible for this Easter egg would definitely be a more entertaining thought, that's actually not the case. I know, I know. I'm sorry to disappoint you.

A Google spokesperson told Mashable that the image was probably created by a user on Google Map Maker, a crowdsourcing tool that lets anyone make changes to Google Maps.

"Even though edits are moderated, occasionally the odd inaccurate or cheeky edit may slip through our system," the spokesperson said in a statement to Mashable. "We've been made aware of the issue and are working on getting it removed."

As Mashable also points out, someone also added a message to Google about his or her thoughts on the moderation of Map Maker, located just to the east of the aforementioned Easter egg in the Takht Pari Forest.

(Photo : Google Maps)

Well, when you ask the Internet for contributions, you never know what you're going to get back, that's for sure.

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