Now I don't know about Googles Map app on android devices as I have never used it. However I have used the stock map app on iphone and ipad since 07. I was worried like most of you when I installed the beta that apples maps simply wont be ready for prime time.... Im now on beta 3 and I can't be happier with apples maps. The Yelp and Open Table integration is fantastic. yes theres no "streetview" but I hardly ever used it and the overhead view or yelp pictures of the business your looking for more then make up for it! Turn-by-turn is glorious. Me and My gf both have indash gps units in our cars yet we find ourselves using the turn by turn on my phone because it recalculates before you even finish taking the wrong turn. searching for an address is instant rather then searching on your phone and then typing it into the car. Overall I think everyone will be more then happy with apples maps. Recreating your own map service is a HUGE undertaking and it will take time to get every little thing people are used to from google maps right but it will get there. I also think apple devoted so much to making the map service perfect thats why its one of the only big new features to ios 6.