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Google Maps loses out to Apple Maps among iOS users

0. phoneArena posted on 11 Nov 2013, 17:02

Despite the embarrassing launch of Apple Maps last year, Google has been unable to take advantage of the launch of half-baked software by the Cupertino based tech titan. 10 million iOS users installed Google Maps for iOS in the first two days that it was made available in the App Store. And to this day, the app remains the 17th most popular free app on the platform. Still, Google Maps is losing users when it should be adding them...

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posted on 12 Nov 2013, 03:20

84. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)


Wow 2011... is that all you could find???? Next thing you will tell me the Droid Bionic is the best phone on the planet.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 06:15

86. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Well its the most recent thing I would find, now with the reports of customer satisfaction increasing on many android devices you think there would be any chance the return rate increases? I mean its logic

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 16:55

93. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)


LOOK Android flagship have become better with time and if you own a flagship device regardless of company you are in good hands however the dark side of Android is that there are cheap android tablets, phones that ruins it for the rest of us.. Any company can make a below average product and slap Android OS and sell it… customers get those products because it has Android OS and when it fails as it will fail will leave Android as it happen to me so I do speak on experience.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 17:26

95. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Well according to last reports low end Android devices have the lowest market share, not going to argue that they are android devices that are s**t, but that doesnt make android as a whole a piece of crap

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 18:27

96. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3503; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


If so many people are switching to iOS, how is it possible that Android is still gaining worldwide marketshare?
And of the say 80 people I know (friends, family, co-workers) who own an Android phone, only two of those people have a rooted phone (including me).

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 11:19

88. dsmboost (Posts: 46; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)


He is not the exception. The exception here is people who root their android phones. The majority of Android users do NOT have rooted phones. Only a small percentage of nerds and geeks root their phones. Your average kid or adult couldn't care less, and they are the majority.

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 19:24 1

52. bvalde09 (Posts: 188; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


First if all long time no see you gallitoking hope you are doing good. I was a former apple iphone user and it was very smooth there were some stuff that I didnt like about the phone therefore required me to jailbreak the device. I own an adroid and I have found no reason for me to grant "Su" or "root" access to my phone. My entire family own Iphone and I dont since IOS 7 everything has a lag issue. I used to love IOS smooth, but since IOS 7.0 eveything change and not for the better

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 19:41 2

58. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)


is good that you made the switch.. you have the freedom to go to what OS is best for YOU, I don't have a problem with people making a choice but fandroids can't stand when people don not choose Android...

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 20:43 3

64. joey_sfb (Posts: 6534; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Most fandroids i know also have iOS devices. That why we know what we are commenting.

Your comment reveal to me that you don't know much about Android which you just blindly hate or dislike,

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 20:55 2

68. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)


I had Android before and after a year it lag and did random restarts... I was told that because it was not the latest model it does that... at least in Apple I have the latest and greatest from Apple for a full year .. S4 owners dont have the latest and greatest anymore and the device has only been out a couple of months... Note 3 is what is up... for now..

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 00:44

81. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


"I don't have a problem with people making a choice but fandroids can't stand when people don not choose Android..."

Love how to try to blame that Apple fanatic mentality on Android fans. It goes both ways....but dont try to sit here and act like that didnt start with iPhans.

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 20:54 8

67. PBXtech (Posts: 1032; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


Epic fail, that was terrible. You've had some decent posts but to imply that Android doesn't work out of the box is ludicrous. Android didn't reach 80+% world market if it didn't work out of the box.

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 20:59 1

69. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)


what is an epic fail is that check the return rate for Androids... after 6 months the Androids start to show age.... KitKat has been out... not even my friend's nexus will received the KIt Kat on launch day,,,

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 21:01 3

70. PBXtech (Posts: 1032; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


Irrelevant. It works out of the box. Whether it works to your standard after 6 months is your opinion. Update speed also has nothing to do with the point you were failing to make.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 00:52 1

82. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Exactly....thank you.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 18:31

97. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3503; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Android users usually don't care about the latest android version, mainly because Google doesnt put all the nice stuff inside the OS

(http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/09/balky-carr​iers-and-slow-oems-step-aside-google-is-defragging​-android/)

And what use is having the newest OS when it slows the device down considerably. I also own an iphone 4 and since ios 7 it's slow as hell.

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 21:32 2

73. porlean (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Nov 2013)


You being an Apple fanboy doesn't make you look any better than the Fandroids on here, all fanboys need to get the sticks out of their asses. In post #26 you claim people choose Android because of a lack of knowledge to another OS, no one I repeat no one on this planet doesn't know about the iPhone or at least heard of an iPhone before so trust me that's not the reason why people choose Android. That's a fanboy comment by definition, take an irrelevant factor of a competing OS and generalize it negatively, that's what fanboys do

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 01:15 1

83. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Lol absolutely! People choose Android over ios because of ignorance.

Oh, wait , I forgot - it's actually the other way around.

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 03:26

85. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)


You need to research first..

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 17:12 2

4. LordCaedus (Posts: 85; Member since: 01 Nov 2013)


You kinda have to wonder what made Google not want to share turn by turn navigation. Could it be that they asked Apple for the ability to use something they have and Apple said no? I would bet it was.

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 19:22

51. jromy (Posts: 114; Member since: 26 Feb 2013)


they refused to include G+ for Safari at first (at least until Google went around them lol) So I guess withholding certain features is common between those two.

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 17:17 7

6. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


There's a combination of factors at work here; first, Apple Maps isn't quite as full of fail as it used to be (though it's obviously still far from Google Maps overall). Secondly, iOS doesn't allow one to make anything other than Apple's app choices the system default. For instance, you can't choose to have address links automatically open Google Maps instead of Apple Maps. If 43 percent of users still go with Google Maps after a year of Apple Maps getting better and Apple forcing people to use it as their default, I'd say that's pretty good.

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 17:27

11. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


That second point is a good one. I have both google maps and apple maps on my phone but I use apple maps mostly because that is what my phone goes to automatically. And honestly apple maps at this point is fine. The only thing I ever go to google maps for is navigation since I have the iPhone 4 version of apple maps.

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 17:18 1

7. papss (unregistered)


My paper map is better than ios,google,nokia maps. ;)

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 17:24

8. LordCaedus (Posts: 85; Member since: 01 Nov 2013)


+1 for the nostalgia!

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 17:24 6

9. galanoth (Posts: 426; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


I wonder what it would be like if Google maps was still the default and Apple decided to put their mapping service in the App store as the alternative.
Would so many people still use Apple Maps?

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 17:40 2

13. darkkjedii (Posts: 24343; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Is that even worth pondering?

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 17:43 2

14. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Yes. Yes it is.

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 17:37 3

12. darkkjedii (Posts: 24343; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I deleted google maps a while ago from my 5S. Apple maps has improved so much, it's now to the point where google maps isn't needed on iOS. It's still pretty much the best mobile gps though.

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 17:50 12

15. DaHarder (Posts: 177; Member since: 10 Oct 2009)


"A while ago"... Really?

The iPhone 5S hasn't even been on the market to have had anything 'a while'.

That, in addition to your long history of ridiculously rabid/ignorant 'Apple or Nothing' posts, makes it quite clear that You're Obviously Lying... Again.

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