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Google Maps vs Apple Maps comparison

0. phoneArena posted on 13 Dec 2012, 08:58

Google Maps for iOS is finally here! You can grab it for free on the App Store right now and end the struggle with Apple Maps…

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posted on 13 Dec 2012, 09:05 1

5. darkkjedii (Posts: 24465; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Phuleeez is actually fuleeez. Try puhleeez instead, and you're right apples not ready for this battle yet.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 09:14 6

7. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4293; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Ok...so now you're going to correct me on how to spell since there's nothing you can do?
I'll type the way i want...you even understood it!

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 09:24 1

11. darkkjedii (Posts: 24465; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


What do you mean nothing I can do? Dude I was just kidding with you lighten up bro

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 09:29 5

12. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4293; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Will this ":)" do??
Darkk...what's making you soft these days??
You've changed!!
You should change your name to LighttJedii!! :D

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 09:43

15. darkkjedii (Posts: 24465; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Always been this way bro

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 14:35

54. lauremar (Posts: 181; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)


I can feel the love!

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 09:04 2

4. darkkjedii (Posts: 24465; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Outside of turn by turn which works flawlessly on iOS, there isn't a comparison yet. Apple has work to do to catch google maps. Which it will n time due to the world only bring so big.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 09:14 6

6. tedkord (Posts: 13886; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Turn by turn works flawlessly, but it turns you to the wrong destination. What good is that?

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 09:17 4

8. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4293; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


"Apple has work to do to catch Google maps. Which it will n time due to the world only bring so big"
Try saying that to others yourself next time!

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 10:09

19. darkkjedii (Posts: 24465; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Nathan proper grammar please, Ted you're dead wrong, Proto u missed my point...completely.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 10:51 3

26. tedkord (Posts: 13886; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I'm dead wrong? So Tim Cook apologized and recommended people use other alternatives why? Just on a whim? Google Maps surged to the number one spot in the App Store in a few hours because people are so satisfied with Apple Maps?

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 10:56 1

27. darkkjedii (Posts: 24465; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That was t due to turn by turn Einstein. Please do your research before you run your big mouth

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 12:12 2

43. tedkord (Posts: 13886; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


It was due to poor data, leading to wrong destinations. So my original point stands - flawless turn by turn is useless if you are not being taken to the right destination. It's not my fault you're not bright enough to make that connection.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 13:31 1

51. darkkjedii (Posts: 24465; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Turn by turn directions is flawless on iOS6 regardless to what you say

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 14:47

56. tedkord (Posts: 13886; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


And 1080p is flawless on my HDTV. Unfortunately, I have no cable, antenna or player to hook up to it.

Isn't my 1080p useful?

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 15:32

59. darkkjedii (Posts: 24465; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Ted lmao. Never mind.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 11:04 1

30. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4293; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Haaaww!!
In case you didn't notice...i just copied and pasted what you typed up there.
Proper grammer yourself.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 11:13 1

32. darkkjedii (Posts: 24465; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Dude grammar not grammer dummy lmao

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 12:15 2

44. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4293; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


So good at changing subjects eh?

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 09:17 1

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


Google has a much bigger feedback network, among other things, it is by far one of the best there is, if not the best

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 09:57

17. asulect (Posts: 131; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


I was testing Google maps on ios this morning. It does not look like the IOS version of Google Maps is vector based. It zooms in, zooms out, and pans much slower than Apple maps. I believe this version of Google Maps is Raster based just like the original maps on IOS 5 or older.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 10:11

20. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


"I believe this version of Google Maps is Raster based..."

Who cares? Certainly not the users who have made gMaps the number 1 free app on the App Store today. Usability and accuracy won out over vector vs. raster.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 10:21

22. asulect (Posts: 131; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


Yeah, raster based is much slower and and will eat up a lot of data cellular if you dont' have unlimited data plan in which people who has iphone should be able to afford.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 10:13 8

21. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Apple.. now with even more google.

Guys, just get a darn android device already. lol. iOS couldnt exist without heavy Google integration. Apple has proven that every time they try to get rid of it.

Android, less smug, more google.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 11:19 1

35. poopsicle (Posts: 3; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Ummm probably because Android is the buggiest OS on the market.

I'm no Apple fanboy, I recently went back to android with an LG Optimus G and that thing had more buggy issues in the month I used it than the year I've had an iPhone.

Apps on iOS are just built better, plain and simple. I can't have widgets? Don't care. I can't load a side APK of a paid app and get it for free? Don't care, I'm not a stiff with paying .99 cents for an app that works well.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 12:10 1

42. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1739; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Thats because you made the mistake of getting an LG Optimus. Get a real Android device...You are correct about iOS "plain and simple" Plain being the keyword

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 12:19 2

46. tedkord (Posts: 13886; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Not a single bug in the 5 months since I got my SGS3. Buddy at work switched from the iPhone to the Note 2 after using my SGS3. His iphone 4 was constantly closing apps. He noted that the Note was as smooth and fluid as his iPhone.

I have a ton of paid apps on my phone, not a single pirated one. But nice try at a strawman to convince yourself you made the right move.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 12:49 3

49. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


You made the mistake of getting an LG. The only decent LG device out there is the Nexus 4, and that's only because Google did all the software. Get a Galaxy S3, One X+ or DNA (Butterfly), Razr HD (MAXX), Xperia T, or just any Android flagship from major OEMs from the past year EXCEPT for LG; like Sony, HTC, Samsung, and Motorola. Android has been flawless for me since 4.0. Haven't had a single bug on my GS2, even when I had the old Touchwiz.

Android has many faces, you just chose the ugliest one.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 14:41 1

55. lauremar (Posts: 181; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)


iOS and it's apps are just as buggy as Android maybe more. It's just that when an app crashes, it just closes with no warnings or error messages unlike Android when you get a warning or a crash report when something is not working or crashes. It's all about perception.

posted on 16 Dec 2012, 08:16

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


Exactly..Something Apple is a master of....perception.

Phones with higher screen res than the 3GS were out on Android and Win Mo... Higher res screens didnt become all the rage until Apple included the specs of the Retina Display and marketed it as the greatest things since....sliced bread.....lol.

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