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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 02:54 PM

20. In other words, welcome to three years ago Apple :) the Google maps is light years ahead

lets see What the iOS maps lack compared to their Android Google maps

No Street view (Street view is THE killer feature no one else even comes close to)
No Offline support ( Google navigation can be done even when there is no phone signal! )
No indoor maps (have you been to a mall? Airport? home depot? )
No Public Transit Directions
No Walking directions
No Biking Directions

And I bet diehard Apple fans would still think the maps by Apple is awesome. Lol at best it caught up to what the Google maps(and the Google navigation app) offered to Android in 2009.

When I drive, my galaxy nexus can even do real time satellite image overlay....or show how my destination would look like from eye level when I reach it(street view). people buying houses/checking out neighborhoods can do so without even driving there,thanks to street view.

Google transit,biking,walking directions all baked into Google navigation plans the entire route for you, on any given day at the click on a button!

All in all, what iOS6 has done is what it does best....give a mediocre, technically lackluster product for a premium price. Oh did I forget to mention that Apple also rips off technology from other companies/copies them and calls it "innovation?"


btw Appls BS'ed when it claimed it did cartography, nope. it uses TomTom, which in turn uses telenav Data. The same Telenav data Google dropped in 2007 due to its lack of detail/accuracy. Google does its own mapping and sends out hundreds of cars and people to do street-view mapping.Hell, they even have street view inside caves and the Amazonian forest!


Here is a sample of what Google maps on Android offers



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