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Nokia explains in words and figures why its mapping app is better than what Google and Apple have

0. phoneArena 20 Sep 2012, 09:51 posted on

Nokia might be more and more into trash talking lately, but if there is one thing where we whole-heartedly agree with its swagger is Maps…

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posted on 20 Sep 2012, 09:56 7

1. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1017; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I really doubt it's better.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 10:00 29

5. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


You have got to be kidding right?

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 14:54 1

36. rd_nest (Posts: 1607; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


It doesn't matter how many countries it lists. It matters how much KM/miles of road is there.

Google has over 5 million miles of Street View roads. How much does Nokia's city lens cover? Has anyone tested this thoroughly?

Example: my house, even my lane doesn't exist on Nokia map. It does exist on google map.

How many Nokia/Navteq cars do you see around filming the streets?

City lens is a glorified augmented reality app. Nothing more. Please show us the proof that it works as good as google Street View.

How about 26 million miles of driving directions? who can match that?

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 10:02 19

7. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)


one thing i know is apple's ios6 maps is just not so good compared to the competition

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 10:19 25

13. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


You do realize that Nokia owns Navteq? A company good in making maps?

Nokia Maps is one of the best in the industry.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 11:05 7

21. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


even google admits it so why dont you admit the truth there is no shame in believing the truth

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 12:16 3

27. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


It actually is. They are the premier navigation provider in the mobile phone industry.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 13:47 2

32. torr310 (Posts: 893; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


I like Garmin. Wish Google acquires Garmin. haha

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 15:45 5

39. arav3432 (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)


The maps used by Garmin products are provided by Navteq, which is owned by Nokia...haha

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 14:33 5

34. joseph98 (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Feb 2012)


I've been using Nokia Navteq maps since 2008 and I tell you Nokia has the best GPS ever inside any phone in the market including Google map. I switch from Nokia Symbian to Android phone and I was amazed with what Google android has advantages in the OS but I was very disappointing with Google maps. If you never tried Nokia GPS with Navteq Map please don't post your comment without any prior knowledge of the Nokia map. I am buying the nokia Lumia 920 because of the GPS but I insist on wishing nokia made this Lumia with android because I don't get a long with Microsoft product.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 17:52 1

41. lsutigers (Posts: 820; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)


Navteq makes the best maps and they are a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nokia. So yes, Nokia's maps are much better in terms of detail, not withstanding coverage, offline access and other features.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 07:58

65. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1017; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


for the record, Google maps>Nokia>Apple. I'm definitely not saying Nokia's is bad, probably a lot better than Apples. But Google maps is huge. I can't imagine it being 2nd place.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 09:56 3

2. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Street view?

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 11:58 3

25. tegradragon (Posts: 68; Member since: 23 May 2012)


City lens?

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 15:07 1

37. rd_nest (Posts: 1607; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


how good is that? 5 million miles of street view. 5 million. then there is largest collection of POI and business data. who gets more business and POI data other than google? you are talking about a world's biggest search engine gathering information from billions of sources. how would nokia get that much information? visiting every shop and market on foot?

show me the how much city lens cover.. 5 million miles we talking about here with street view only.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 18:16 1

44. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


mate first calm down second stop your ranting,

nokia and google are both respectively good but nokia has advantages and even android fans have said nokia maps are the best

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 09:58 7

3. hung2900 (Posts: 956; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Not exactly true.
Nokia is right that the Google Maps on Android is "not really", but if you have time to capture (making available offline) every place you want (though some places like Rome cannot be captured), it's true offline map.
About Maps on Iphone, I'm not sure about iOS 6 but on iOS 5 I can buy maps of certain areas (with the f**king high price) and make it offline.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 10:01 12

6. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


Navigation is still not possible offline

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 13:26 1

31. bbblader (Posts: 590; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


im a mostly nokia user so - buy maps? what the?

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 16:23 1

40. chrsp (Posts: 4; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


far from it, google maps is far from true offline map. Even if you took the time to capture offline the area, all it gets you is a satellite image, you don't get street names and POIs, meaning, you still have more functionality if you are connected to internet. If on nokia maps, you get street maps and POIs even offline, then I truly believe it is better

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 09:58 15

4. Daniel.95 (Posts: 89; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)


Because It Supports More Countries Also my country (Iran) :D

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 10:08 1

8. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)


which one

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 10:53 4

19. jed27 (Posts: 65; Member since: 09 Jun 2012)


the country inside his close-open paratheses. duh.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 10:10 2

9. CreeDiddy (Posts: 850; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


http://maps.nokia.com/ is plain garbage!!!!

If this is like the phone version they are at the same drawing board as iOS Maps...

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 11:07 5

22. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


again ignorant fools who are stubborn not to admit the real thing even if presented the facts the sign of a looser. even google and apple admits it who are you to think its not

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 15:08

38. rd_nest (Posts: 1607; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


where did google say anything in this article? google did say they have 26 million miles of driving directions ans 5 million miles of street view.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 03:32

53. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


google admits it but they dont tell in the article facts are there why say its not correct when it is true stats and stop that being blind it makes you looks idiot.when someone gives u facts adn real world stats you have to admit it. you dont have to deny the facts just because it hurts your feelings

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 03:40

55. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_web_map_services
here see for ur self if u understand most of the comparisons goolg enot very far behind but still nokia got more edge

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 14:43 3

35. joseph98 (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Feb 2012)


Please don't judge nokia maps based onhttp://maps.nokia.com/. You have to see it installed in Nokia phone and compare it yourself with Google maps and see for yourself why Nokia maps can outperform any available maps in all the phones has made so far. I am an android fanboy but still insist that Google maps is nothing to compare with Nokia navteq GPS. Nokia is sure a winner.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 10:11 12

10. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


i really want nokia to succeed even though i an an android fan and absolutely love google

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