Mobile OSs Google Navigation just got clapped!!

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Bobby Corwen, Jun 12, 2012.

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    Brb flyover and superior vector based maps with traffic approximators.

    Good night google...
     
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    One less thing for android trolls to come and try and justify their purchase with.
     
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    Calidude

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    Catching up to a competitor is nothing to celebrate about.

    Do you guys laugh at the 1st place runner when you come in 2nd place? :rolleyes:
     
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    I would say catching up to a competitor is plenty to celebrate about... I did find humor in your runner analogy though.
     
  6. SurferMan, Jun 12, 2012
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    GMaps was already updated to real time traffic data few months ago and is vector based as well, actually was vector based 2 years ago. Think next week or so or soon their releasing the update to download to the phone to run offline like 3rd party apps and standalone units, that doesn't mean much to me but cool for those in sketchy cellular data areas. And Google is already updating with their own fly over 3d (with real images, Apples is said to be computer generated but not sure there) for those that care (personally doesn't mean much to me). And looks like it's missing street view.

    Don't exactly see how they got "clapped", they finally caught up to GMaps Nav which is a good thing for iOS users, however they still have a long way to go, just look at recent pic comparisons. Hopefully they have most of the bugs worked out by release as it's said to be very buggy right now.
     
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    You are out of your mind to believe this.
     
  8. b24pgg, Jun 12, 2012
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    Haha. That's funny OP.

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    If a competitor accomplishes something first, you're just a copycat to the public. Getting there first is a huge deal. Don't act like you guys wouldn't make fun of Google if Apple did built-in turn-by-turn directions first and Google came in 2nd a year later.
     
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    Please tell me Google will be aloud to release a maps app for the iphone - seriously gonna miss google maps - I personally think its replaceable in mapping terms!... They'll have to let google have a maps app right, because of the whole ' fair competition thing'?
     
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    For you this might be true. Me personally I don't care.

    Don't act like you know what we would do.
     
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    Google is a software program that has invested billions of dollars in certain fields such as mapping. Apple designs, develops hardware, and software for their products. Until Google does what Apple does then it's catching up.
     
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    I'm really happy that we now have turn-by-turn navigation with siri integration.
     
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    What? It's two screenshots of the same area? It's not B.S.
     
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    Its real. I tried it in my iPhone earlier. It was from a thread in the iOS 6 section.
     
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    New for 2012: Apple wows the public with maps from 1980!
     
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    It's okay though because you can see the roofs of buildings! Who needs street names and points of interest? That crap is OLD!

    :D

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    Another comparison:

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    Can only hope that Apple is listening to the comments regarding their maps and adds a lot more to them in the coming months.

    It would be sad if they actually release them like that.
     
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    You should read some of his other threads. That'll give you all the confirmation you need.
     
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    There's iPhone adherents here who would find a way to say the new maps are somehow better.
     
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    It might be better in terms of features, but what good are features when the actual maps just aren't there yet?

    The thing is, Google has been in the mapping business for a long time. Apple is only just coming into it. There's nothing wrong with Apple's maps not being as fined tuned or as good as Google's yet, but people shouldn't try to act like they are.

    This thread is embarrassing.
     
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    I meant Applefans will say the Apple-bought maps are better than the Google-drawn maps. You just know those people are out there, waiting to unleash their delusions.

    Yeah, its chilling how people live in their own little world and act like Apple is their god.
     
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    Well, Demo's are great and all, because they are in a controlled environment for that demonstration.

    I think I'll hold my judgement on it until it is actually being used by millions of iphone users.

    Oh and by the way, you do know Apple is dependent upon TomTom? I had a top of the line TomTom 930T and there have been a few instances where it sent me in either the wrong direction or the long way around, whereas my Google Nav app was perfect. I knew where I was going luckily and was just doing a comparison. Ironically, I was on my way to Apple HQ in Cupertino via Stanford University.
     
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    I know, I was just saying that Apple's maps might have more features (I don't think they do though, as Google has public transport/transit navigation, street view and indoor maps too), but the actual maps aren't there yet, so I don't think anyone can realistically claim that Apple's maps are "better" yet, as the most important aspect is not yet there - the actual maps!

    It's like.. imagine a powerhouse phone with the best specs in the world, but no screen to actually be able to use them. Useless!
     

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