CarPlay Replacing Apple Maps/Siri with Google Maps/Assistant (mainly for CarPlay)

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by Ralfi, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. Ralfi macrumors 68000

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    I've tried both IOS & Android phones. Prefer IOS but seriously desired the Google Pixel prior to release for 2 big reasons; Google Maps/Assistant, as their combination is infinitely better than Apple Maps/Siri.

    Mainly referring to in-car usage as the voice recognition & ETA/traffic/routes/User interface are MUCH more accurate.

    Really wish Apple allowed us to select default Map App (slight chance) & default voice recognition (no chance).

    Just venting here. Anyone else with me?
     
  2. colburnr macrumors regular

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  3. buckZor macrumors newbie

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    I'd appreciate the flexibility, ya. I imagine this will come in time.
     
  4. Ralfi thread starter macrumors 68000

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  5. Manatlt macrumors 6502a

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    ...still need to open up Google Assistant app.

    *sigh* F*** Apple, seriously for forcing Siri and Apple Maps down our throats.
     
  6. Ralfi thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Is that confirmed, Manatl?

    (I can't say as the App isn't available in my country yet).
     
  7. Manatlt macrumors 6502a

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    It's not available in my country either but it's kind of common sense. Look at Cortana for iOS. The set up is the same.
     
  8. Ralfi thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I admit I thought the same, but it could be a stepping stone toward maybe allowing IOS devices to detect "ok Google" voice commands & then returning results in Google-family Apps.

    I thought the mere availability of Google Assistant on IOS would never happen, as I'm sure many others did too.

    But I hold hope that the App will eventually trigger via voice commands, no matter what you're doing.
     
  9. Manatlt macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe you need to say to the iPhone "Hey Siri, what's the Chelsea score on Google Assistant?"

    ...because that's the closest we are going to get unless Apple opens iOS way more than it is now. And I can't see that happening under Tim Cook. Apple wants us to use Siri and Apple Maps for daily tasks.

    If you want the full Google experience, you need an Android.
     
  10. Muzzakus macrumors regular

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    We need “Siri, ask google assistant to get sh*t done”
     
  11. Applestock macrumors member

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    Apple maps is getting way better in iOS12 (replacing 3rd party (TOMTOM) data with the 1st party LIDAR vans data), AND! iOS12 will enable google maps in CarPlay. Best of both worlds?
     
  12. Ralfi thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Unfortunately, Apple Maps is much better in some regions than others.

    It's primarily an improved experience in the USA, going by many views here.

    In countries like Australia, it's way behind Google Maps in both functionality & the maps themselves...
     
  13. Bazooka-joe macrumors 68020

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    And the UK. Apple has a lot of catching up to do
     
  14. Ralfi thread starter macrumors 68000

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    IOS12's nearly here & we know what that means - Google Maps for CarPlay's just around the corner!

    Who's as eager as I am to see it in action?
     

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