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iOS 6 includes new multitasking for navigation apps in the background

0. phoneArena 12 Sep 2012, 00:09 posted on

One of the new features of Apple's Maps is that the directions will continue running in the background and will continue to show street signs; Maps users can go to email, text, or other applications and continue to receive directions...

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posted on 12 Sep 2012, 01:23 7

16. wendygarett (unregistered)


Vice versa... Google also correct the Apple mistakes... Such as Google now :)

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 01:30 1

19. renegade626 (Posts: 54; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


Good point.. But google now sounds like everything ive been able to do with my Lumia (that i am near regretting giving up for the s3). Maybe microsoft will end up being a true dark horse when the dust settles

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 01:36 3

20. 23nikki1 (Posts: 48; Member since: 25 Jul 2012)


can you be specific as to how exactly your lumia competes to google now? does it have offline voice recognition? Does it automatically detects that you are in airport/railway station? does it returns results in the form of cards?

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 01:43 2

24. wendygarett (unregistered)


Dude chill out... A lot of reason why he choose lumia... Not because of the features, but the reliability of the OEM... Do you understand?

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 01:51 1

25. renegade626 (Posts: 54; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


Well.. Imy lumia doesnt have cards but it does have live tiles. I did have a tile that would update me with my commute time based on live traffic data. I had a tile would update me with the metro and had easy access to all of that information. I had a tile that would update me with appointments for the day. I had a true GPS system with offline maps developed by navteq. I am able to translate both voice and text into just about any language with 1-2 clicks...

Sounds an awful lot like google now without having an app inside of an app, or a mobile of igoogle (which is getting shut down soon)

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 01:56 1

27. wendygarett (unregistered)


Wow that's nice... Guess I shouldn't judge it without using it :)
Have fun with your lumia

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 02:07

31. renegade626 (Posts: 54; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


I would say that windows OS has plenty of development to go, but they have the Bones to really make something great (expecially with what windows 8 is going to bring). Microsoft just has to be very carefully how they implement and market to the masses

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 01:28 1

18. alan_1230 (Posts: 84; Member since: 22 Apr 2012)


I hate how this website types all this without giving credit where it's due Google is the Almighty ! Apple is late to the game but no you guys give apple so much credit like wtf !

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 02:23 2

37. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


dude calm down. I'm sure it was no one's intention to offend Google the Almighty.... come on, no one's That crazy! They're just letting us know some of the features to expect in iOS6.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 01:41 3

23. Quezdagreat (Posts: 428; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


You guys cry about apple being steps behind but when they do add something android may have already, you guys are quick to scream copy. Nobody said apple had it first so shut up.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 01:52 2

26. renegade626 (Posts: 54; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


Amen!

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 02:22 6

36. whysoserious (Posts: 318; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


I wonder, which company started the fuzz about Android being a "copycat?"

Hypocrites... hypocrites everywhere!

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 08:38

51. Quezdagreat (Posts: 428; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


I never said that android is a copycat. Ive said that samsung is a copycat, and if you say they're not then you're absolutely nuts

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 09:32

53. McLTE (Posts: 881; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


The issue is that Apple will implement these features into their phones and call them "REVOLUTIONARY!" and "NEW!".. like nobody else had ever thought of it.

I think that's what irritates people more than anything.

Personally, I think this is a good idea, in a limited fashion. for Nav, it's great!

I see it getting abused too, the last thing I want is for 3rd party apps to be able to pop up messages left and right when I'm trying to do other things on the phone.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 10:04

55. Quezdagreat (Posts: 428; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


i never seen "revolutionary" and "new" terms used in any advertisements

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 02:03

30. Luuthian (Posts: 248; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


So Apple is basically creating the ability for you to text while driving? Oh, that's brilliant... As if driving while texting isn't dangerous or anything -_-.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 02:08

32. renegade626 (Posts: 54; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


This has nothing to do with texting while driving

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 11:54

56. Luuthian (Posts: 248; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Of course it does. If you allow a driving naviagtion app to work while you text, you're basically asking people to text while they drive. Sure you can simply pull over and text someone, but this is giving people an easy excuse.

I can just see a news article five months from now where someone crashes while driving and texting because they were getting directions in the background. I'd love to see how Apple responds.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 02:13 2

33. twens (Posts: 984; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Isheeps will always make Soo much fuse about every new feature they have been introduced to. Oya! You guys should keep quiet and let us rest. Multitasking gps is no news no matter how well it's implemented. It's still the same thing,your gps will not go off on you in the background. Let's have some peace from you isheeps. You guys are just pathetic, I pray you never get to enjoy a screen above 4".no super amoled,Bluetooth and file manager for you guys. Amen.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 03:57 1

44. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Who's making a fuss? You guys are making a fuss, you crazy person. And you're making the biggest fuss in this whole entire page. "You guys should keep quiet and let us rest" - great words of advice, ever consider actually following it? Thanks for your prayer btw

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 02:36

40. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1178; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


good job apple supporting text driving

that's not a very smart idea

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 03:11 2

41. Savage (unregistered)


One app supports multitasking. Great :D
What about the rest 649,999?

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 08:45

52. Quezdagreat (Posts: 428; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


We're ok with the "fake" multitasking we have now. We love our phone not crashing and our battery not getting drained

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 04:37

45. RGreen (Posts: 75; Member since: 06 Jul 2012)


got to luv it

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 06:28

48. bucky (Posts: 2704; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I do like how it shows directions in the header. Nice touch.

Also, for those screaming copy, I believe there were navigation apps for iOS in the app store long before google released their navi. Im sure google maps is better though.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 06:45 1

49. djoscar4u (Posts: 59; Member since: 10 Sep 2012)


and i say bye bye to my android!!

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 08:06 1

50. jimjam (Posts: 297; Member since: 28 Jun 2011)


Great - deaths on the road to be caused by apple

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