Verizon uses iphone maps for droid x advertisement

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  1. lilcosco08 macrumors 65816

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  2. nospeed411 macrumors 6502a

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    Thats awesome....but are you sure that isn't just the generic Google maps app? They may use the same GUI on Android.
     
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    All those elements but the pins and the map tiles are Apple's iOS.
     
  5. walie macrumors 6502a

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    why would Verizon do that? The android version of google maps destroys the apple version in every way
     
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    Is there a link to this ad somewhere?

    Never mind thanks Jeffrosproto! that is crazy! Maybe there are preparing to see what the iPhone UI look like on their website ;)
     
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    HAhahaha.. they all want to be like iPhone... :D
     
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    Looks like google maps to me. Apple doesn't have any exclusive agreement that I know of. And consider that Android is made by google, why wouldn't they use their own maps...

    And for the idea that google maps on android "destroys" the iOS version....why shouldn't it? Why wouldn't google have an accelerated version for its own OS? Microsoft has been doing that for years.
     
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    Google does in fact own the maps. However, how the maps are displayed and the UI are controlled by apple. And that picture is clearly the iOS UI.
     
  11. Icy88 macrumors newbie

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    That's how Google Maps looks on my Galaxy S. The UI on the add is clearly iOS. :p
     
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    As bad as BP or Microsoft?
     
  14. mackmgg macrumors 65816

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    They took the picture from a blog *complaining* about the Maps app because of the recent inclusion of ads. I'd say yes, they really fail on this one
     
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    True but the location label is clearly iOS and not how I see it on my Droid X, the map is indeed accurate and specific to google. The OP is only part of an epic fail.
     
  16. lilcosco08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Sure, because it TOTALLY looks like android.
    Yeah. I'M the one who failed :rolleyes:
     
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    Maybe Verizon is hinting that the iPhone will be coming sooner than you think.
     
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    If you follow the above links now, Verizon has changed the image. It now looks like Android.
     
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    I was wondering how long it would take someone to say this is a sign of the iPhone coming to Verizon.:rolleyes:

    Clearly, this just some marketing drone's mistake.
     
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    Doubtful.

    The ad department probably is clueless about why it causes a fuss at all.

    They no doubt thought that Google Maps looked the same everywhere.
     

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