Google Maps and its Street View software have been pushed to a first quarter 2013 window. Both are expected to be tailor-made to the GamePad’s functionality. In a market of booming smartphone sales, the GamePad would have to offer something new for Google Maps to make it past being a fun curiosity. We’ll have to wait a few more months before getting our hands on it.
TiVo and Netflix, however, might see more use on a daily basis. Support for both– through Wii U’s TVii hub– has been delayed to an “early 2013” window. Until then, Nintendo-cum-Netflix fans can make use of the dedicated Netflix app, which can be downloaded from the eShop.