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And yet... you can use it to visit maps.google.co.uk [0].

Stop making excuses for Google. This is ridiculous ffs.

[0] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z8vfzurnKw

Note that the video shows the user able to access the desktop version, but the article is about accessing the mobile version. Here's what the mobile UI looks like: http://i.imgur.com/oCveo.png

well neither works on windows phone.

I cannot test it myself. But there are many people in the comments saying it doesn't work on co.uk either. Maybe it was only working when the uk version was outdated.

I tried it with a user agent string modifier (went to maps.google.com.au) a few hours ago, and it worked. I tried it again, redirects me to the main search site.

Well played, Google

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