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Nokia takes a jab at Google in Nokia Maps vs Google Maps video

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Nokia takes a jab at Google in Nokia Maps vs Google Maps video
Nokia Maps is probably one of the best mapping solutions out there and with its full offline capabilities it has one notable advantage over all competition. Nokia is now using that against its biggest competitor Google Maps showing just how much more functional Nokia Maps is when you have no Internet connection.

You can search for places (and actually find them) offline, get transit directions and navigation, all without an active connection. Google Maps - as good as it is online - does not support those two features.

Now, as good as all of that sounds, we should note that offline usage might not exactly be the mass use case. Also, Nokia Maps is only available on Windows Phone, and given Android and iOS’s popularity, that’s one huge hurdle. Still, if you want one compelling reason for using a Windows Phone device, Nokia gives one in this video.

source: Nokia

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posted on 20 Feb 2013, 08:39 5

1. ajac09 (Posts: 1481; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Id use apple maps before Nokia maps and that is sad oh and I can downlad google maps offline maps to my tablet and use it it as nagivation as long as i download the area first.. and works perfectly fine on my wifi only tablet.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 08:52 16

4. the_best (Posts: 139; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


why? give me one good reason!

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 21:18 1

68. geniusjatt (Posts: 20; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


he doesnot have any reason troll

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 08:55 7

5. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


why have to thumb down someone's opinion?? nokia fans really so sensitive..

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 09:57 16

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


I am an android user but truth said that nokia map is much better than google map in offline mode and this is based on experience as I used to own a nokia device and nokia map deliver excellent job when you don't have internet connection. How can he says apple map is better? Have he ever used a nokia map. Also don't you know that apple ceo apologies for its useless map and asked ios user to use google or nokia map. Do you even read news before you said apple map is better than nokia map. Again I am not a nokia fan but would love to use nokia map when I don't have internet connection. Now you know why we thumb him down.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 12:56

56. sniper1087 (Posts: 515; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


while nokia maps are great I still like to have street view from google maps

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 12:46 3

54. asingha94 (Posts: 295; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


fanboys dont need any reason...they cant accept good things..nokia ftw!

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 15:08

61. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


yeah just like you boy.. blind fanboy that can't even just appreciate another opinion..

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 19:06

67. papss (unregistered)


You aren't respecting his opinion of the others guys opinion?

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 17:38

66. JulianGT (Posts: 89; Member since: 15 Oct 2012)


and the fandroids?

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 09:18 17

13. iWorld (Posts: 85; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Apple maps will work only in iCity ha ha haaaa

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 10:37 11

42. Johnnokia (Posts: 1108; Member since: 27 May 2012)


Nokia produces the real innovation

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 09:21 18

15. jlp34876 (Posts: 80; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)


you are probably dead in minutes if you use apple maps.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 10:12 3

33. corduroy (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)


You're right, you can download google maps offline. Oh, do you need to search for a POI? Ok, well, google maps doesn't download any of that data. Has google gotten offline navigation to work yet?

It's pretty sad that Google Maps on the Android is still on the old UI and can do less offline than my old Nokia N85. And this is coming from someone who now uses Android exclusively.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 10:51 4

45. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


@ajac try Nokia Here on your iToy. Blows apple maps out of the water, on- or off-line. No flyover mode, I'll grant, but better overall.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 11:08 5

48. jmonteiro829 (Posts: 194; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


When I think of Apple maps I always go to that commercial where the old couple almost drive off a cliff because the GPS was messed up!

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 11:53 1

51. ashisharbola (Posts: 62; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


Lol :P

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 17:21

65. ZeroCide (Posts: 779; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


If you use apple maps you wiil be ilost.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 08:46 22

2. cezarepc (Posts: 716; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


My N8 has Nokia Maps and the offline service is very useful specially in places abroad where there are no connection.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 11:48 2

50. tusshharish (Posts: 342; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


agree once you download nokia maps for any area's map ,you dont have to use your connection....and they last in your mobile forever.........lol

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 15:00 2

60. Gaijin_Xiao_Pao (Posts: 7; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


proud owner of Legendary N8 :) you are right Nokia's offline mapping is way better or I should say way ahead than Google's :) & thumbs for you as well coz you are a N8 user :) :)

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 08:50 7

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


sadly Nokia maps show only 1 road in some countries

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 02:06

69. Ohrules (Posts: 327; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


true that. one only needs to look at nakia maps and google maps for lahore, pakistan to know the difference between them

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 08:56 9

6. alila2 (Posts: 157; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)


Nokia you're becoming more like Apple with your advertisement strategies , bad just bad.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 09:00 13

7. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)


this is how it works ..it's not just Nokia... Samsung, HTC,Apple ,Google all are following the same procedures...

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 09:09 1

10. android_hitman (unregistered)


they learned from the best

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 09:51

24. jsdechavez (Posts: 731; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


perhaps..

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 09:03 2

8. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4004; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


What's up dude?
Are you not feeling well? Why jab?
I hope Nokia has an answer to this childish behavior!
...and i expect something BIG at the MWC!

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 09:09 2

9. WinC76 (unregistered)


I'd rather use Google Maps at the moment mainly because they still haven't updated my city for years already (over 5 years). Not saying that Google Maps is any better, but at least the map is far more updated than Nokia's offering where a lot of the new roads and shopping centres are missing.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 10:39 2

43. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


You can submit reports about that on their website, maps.nokia.com or here.com (I think)

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