Moving from android

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  1. bp1000, Oct 31, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 1, 2011

    bp1000 macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2011
    Can you get turn by turn directions on google maps now? Plus all that nice 3d stuff?

    Also is there an app to turn on Bluetooth automatically when you get in your car, or when you plug your car charger/charger in?

    bit of an oddball but someone might know, is there any decent and reliable ssh apps for connecting to Linux servers?

    Does opera mini work well for slow 2g connections, does their app compress the data?

    I will really miss the gmail app. I'm one of those people that loves the thread grouping and filters that the gmail android app gives. That will be the thing I miss the most as my mobile is a big mobile email device for me.
  2. edk99 macrumors 6502a

    May 27, 2009
    No you will need to find a 3rd party nav app for turn by turn. I do imagine this might come in ios6.

    Bluetooth is only turned on and off trough the settings menu.

    iSSH works great.

    Safari in iOS5 is pretty fast. Not sure that you would need another browser.
  3. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    Google Maps has basic routing functionality but not a turn-by-turn with voice prompts type thing like a dedicated GPS nav device. There are many third party apps providing GPS navigation functionality, I use the free Navfree GPS when travelling (I have built in navigation in my car).

    Don't know about bluetooth control apps, but I've not seen a need to do anything but leave it on. BT connects automatically when I start my car. I don't experience any battery issues, so have had no need to turn BT on/off.
  4. Stealthipad macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010
    Blue tooth uses very little power when not being used. Mine stays on constantly and it has no effect on the battery. I think it "sleeps" well and uses little power unless it is in use.
  5. HiDEF macrumors 68000


    Jun 23, 2010
    Miami, FL
    If you don't mind me asking, what made you switch?
  6. bp1000 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2011

    My nexus one broke, I was going to hold out until the iPhone 5 but the decision was made for me.

    I bought the nexus the day it launched and it was quite fully featured back then, hence choosing it over the 3GS or possibly the 4. However now, ios5 has progressed nicely, I love apple stuff, it works wonderfully along with my iPad and MacBook air.

    I would have waited but even if android released a ground breaking phone when i would have been ready to change (end of next summer i suspect) I would probably still go apple for its simplicity and beautiful mode of operation.

    In reetrospect, perhaps I fooled myself into believing I needed the extra functionality and control android gives. Being a techie gadget lover at heart. As it turns out, the most important thing to me is a device that fuctions the best is can as a phone, SMS, email and Internet device. The iPhone does this better with ios5 than most other phones. I works simply and intuitively, without distraction. The fact that it also does music well and iTunes match is imminent is a massive bonus. I think I got caught up in the flash debate too. Not once in 2 years have I ever played a flash game and all videos I watch on my iPad are supported.

    And thank you to all who posted answers!
  7. jgalan14 macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2011
    Like your answer, I use flash as soon as it was available for my phone (Evo 4g) but was too choppy and hated it , I prefer HTML 5 without :)
  8. xdbuix macrumors 6502

    Oct 8, 2008
  9. gloomcookie1 macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2009
    Coral Springs, FL
    Waze for the turn by turn GPS - it's awesome.
  10. nfl46 macrumors 604

    Oct 5, 2008
    I love this application. I'm shocked that it is free. Better get it before they start charging people.
  11. i hate phones macrumors 6502a

    Jul 5, 2010
    Philly Suburbs, PA
    i love the gmail converstation style. the iphone will group your messages but they don't include your replies :( better than nothing i guess.. i believe filters are treated as folders. don't really use them personally.
  12. Sandman1969 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 5, 2007
    How does Waze compare to MapQuest? I use Mapquest and like it a lot! And it's free.
  13. jgalan14 macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2011
    Try waze you won't be disappointed, personally I prefer waze
  14. nfl46 macrumors 604

    Oct 5, 2008
    Waze can honestly compete with paid GPS applications in the App Store. They are currently adding more features. Its WAY better than Mapquest.
  15. thenerdal, Oct 31, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2011

    thenerdal macrumors 65816

    Oct 14, 2011
    Google Maps does have turn by turn with voice prompts.

    See here:

    It's been out for 2 years.
  16. VydorScope macrumors regular


    Oct 12, 2011

    Amen. I just did the same, though I got my Nexus Repaired (again) an its now on E-Bay. Hopefully to make enough to pay the $199 this 4s cost me.

    I have a Garmin device in both my cars so I do not miss turn by turn on the Nexus, it was never as nice as the dedicated unit but I will check out this Waze app, sound interesting.
  17. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    Cool. Where can I download it for iOS? (OP is asking about iOS/iPhone and that's what I was answering)

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