Nokia takes a jab at Google in Nokia Maps vs Google Maps video
posted by Victor H. / Feb 20, 2013, 8:38 AM
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.
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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 Feb 20, 2013, 8:39 AM 5
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why have to thumb down someone's opinion?? nokia fans really so sensitive..
posted on Feb 20, 2013, 8:55 AM 7
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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 Feb 20, 2013, 9:57 AM 16
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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 Feb 20, 2013, 10:12 AM 3
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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 Feb 20, 2013, 11:08 AM 5
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My N8 has Nokia Maps and the offline service is very useful specially in places abroad where there are no connection.
posted on Feb 20, 2013, 8:46 AM 22
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sadly Nokia maps show only 1 road in some countries
posted on Feb 20, 2013, 8:50 AM 7
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Nokia you're becoming more like Apple with your advertisement strategies , bad just bad.
posted on Feb 20, 2013, 8:56 AM 9
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 Feb 20, 2013, 9:09 AM 2
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