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

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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68 Comments

1. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 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.

4. the_best

Posts: 139; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

why? give me one good reason!

68. geniusjatt

Posts: 21; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

he doesnot have any reason troll

5. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

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

26. joseph98

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 03, 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.

56. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

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

54. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

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

61. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

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

67. papss unregistered

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

66. JulianGT

Posts: 89; Member since: Oct 15, 2012

and the fandroids?

13. iWorld

Posts: 85; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Apple maps will work only in iCity ha ha haaaa

42. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Nokia produces the real innovation

15. jlp34876

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 02, 2012

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

33. corduroy

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 20, 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.

45. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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.

48. jmonteiro829

Posts: 270; Member since: Feb 13, 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!

51. ashisharbola

Posts: 62; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

Lol :P

65. ZeroCide

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

If you use apple maps you wiil be ilost.

2. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

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

50. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 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

60. Gaijin_Xiao_Pao

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 07, 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 :) :)

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

sadly Nokia maps show only 1 road in some countries

69. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

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

6. alila2

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

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

7. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

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

10. android_hitman unregistered

they learned from the best

24. jsdechavez

Posts: 814; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

perhaps..

8. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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!

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.

43. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

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

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