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iPhone dumps Google maps

Discussion in 'Mobile Devices' started by BIV, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    http://www.smdailyjournal.com/artic...030&title=Google Maps off iPhone, Facebook in
     
  2. stellarcomics

    stellarcomics Registered User

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    Apple is trying to "un-google" ALL mac-related products. It's in the Steve Jobs Biography; he was that pissed with them after they lied to him about Android.
     
  3. Jef Leppard

    Jef Leppard 4/5 ths

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    so facebook has a map/gps system?


    and whats a "thunderbolt port"?
     
  4. Bluestreak

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    That may be true, but what I'm having a hard time understanding is how Apple is going to get real-time traffic feedback for their maps.
    Traffic.com/NavTeq (recently partnered, possibly acquired by Google) provides real-time roadside radar feedback to GoogleMaps.

    I've been trying to find how Tom Tom gets their real-time data, but the information available on the site is cryptic at best.
     
  5. Aero 1

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    theyve been doing it for years on their own, see #8 from a press release of a year ago when they and google got into trouble by al franken.

    http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2011/04/27Apple-Q-A-on-Location-Data.html

    who cares about google maps on the iphone, i was pissed at first that i would lose street view, but then i remembered i never used it. i just want local maps so i can see them with no cell or wifi service.
     
  6. Bluestreak

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    I couldn't care less about GoogleMaps, and I rarely use streetview, but I can see that traffic information failing. There's no way in hell that can get as accurate as NavTeq's collection method.
     
  7. Stig

    Stig Wackbag's New Favorite Heel

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    I like Google Maps. Fuck Apple in Steve Jobs' rotting asshole.
     
  8. Psychopath

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    This.
     
  9. Ballbuster1

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    As an original and continuing Android owner, fuck apple.
     
  10. Sinn Fein

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    That's how I feel. My 4G Bionic does everything I need and nobody controls what applications I can put on it.
     
  11. weeniewawa

    weeniewawa it's a man, baby!!!

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    except that maybe your phone can be upgraded to the next OS or not

    and all the spying on your data that Google does, no one seems to ever mention that like they do when it is discovered that Apple is doing something

    and that is quickly either turned off by Apple or there is a way to turn it off discovered by the users

    Googles only failure is the non standardization of their OS on all the phones because there are so many different phones and manufacturers
     
  12. Jef Leppard

    Jef Leppard 4/5 ths

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    yea cuz the iphone 3gs works so well with the latest Ios. and who really cares about the data thing its all anonymous anyway and if you really have shit to hide get a tracfone
     
  13. Sinn Fein

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    I guess the existence of the huge Android development community doesn't mean anything...
     
  14. Don the Radio Guy

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    That's a pretty big failure because it makes a lot of phones obsolete as soon as (or in some cases before) they come out. Pair that with the subpar build quality of most Android phones and you have some major problems.

    My piece of shit Samsung phone just decides to reboot on its own randomly. It'll never get an upgrade, and there aren't even any custom ROMS for it.

    If unlocked iPhones worked faster than EDGE on T-Mobile, I'd own another one in a second.
     
  15. JoeyDVDZ

    JoeyDVDZ That's MR. MOJO, Motherfucker!

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    I was listening to Op talking about the TomTom/Apple partnership, and it occurred to me that we should have been able to predict that. Apple made its intentions to ditch Google Maps clear weeks ago, maybe even months; it was a no-brainer that they would need to partner with someone for the GPS side of things, and who better than TomTom? They're like the biggest name in the industry.
     
  16. Don the Radio Guy

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    I was apparently wrong. T-Mobile is rolling out an update for my phone. From 2.3.5 to 2.3.6. They also changed the name of the phone.

    Big fucking deal.
     
  17. Mikefrombx

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    Just so you know the maps beta is a mess. Apple likes to claim they have built the next best thing but it sucks. The article is on daily tech about maps not knowing continents or oceans, and directing developers to make a left of a bridge. Apple is going to fuck this up like they fucked up Siri. Then they call it a beta and all is forgiven by the itards. Google's free nav app is in beta and it is fucking awesome. I guess that is what happens when someone creates and innovates, versus repackage and market like apple does.
     
  18. Your_Moms_Box

    Your_Moms_Box Free Shit / Socialism 2016

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    Maketing Maketing Marketing.

    Shit on a piece of bread and call it "iCornedBeef"

    Apple will do well for the next decade, but I wouldn't doubt that they get shitty after that. The company WAS Steve Jobs, and he's dead.

    Android has some issues, but I will STILL take it over apple's inferior products any day of the week.
     
  19. Don the Radio Guy

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    It's pretty much accepted that iPhones have better build quality than almost every Android phone. And they have a much longer life due to better update policies.
     
  20. Jef Leppard

    Jef Leppard 4/5 ths

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    as long as you dont touch points A,B,C and or D while using it ....or buying a specific item to not "ground" the phone or what ever the fuck that shit is and wasnt their 3rd gen not compatible with the 4th gen? like isnt iphone 3gs pretty muchuseless and people had to get the iphone 4?

    i mean no matter where i hold my Samsung NS4G i never have an issue and ive gone from 2.3 - 4.04 without a hitch
     
  21. ruckstande

    ruckstande Posts mostly from the shitter.

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    3 years later still loving my EVO. No real compulsion or cult like fanaticism to upgrade like iMos.
     
  22. Party Rooster

    Party Rooster Unleash The Beast

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    This image just gets more ironic year after year...
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    That's because you're buying the low-end Android phones. Your phone must be so shitty the devs don't even bother with it, and that's saying a lot. And I can think of 5 Androids that are just as good, if not better, than iPhones in terms of specs, features, and build quality.

    And fuck Apple. I like how G maps integrates and syncs up with my desktop.
     
  23. Don the Radio Guy

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    Turned out to be nothing more than media fearmongering. The VAST majority of people never had a problem.

    Not even sure what this means, but the 3GS is still alive and well. You can even still buy it.

    Meanwhile, there are literally dozens of Android phones that never get a single update. Or they get useless ones like my phone that I have to wait 6 months for an update that changes the phone's name and nothing more.
     
  24. Don the Radio Guy

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    I have a Samsung Galaxy phone. Low end?

    Before that was a MyTouch 4G that just died out of nowhere. Also not "low end".

    It's not like I'm buying Huawei or LG junk.

    Wish I could find the article that proved that Apple uses better components in their phones. I'll dig it up eventually.
     
  25. Sinn Fein

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    Since Google now owns Motorola's mobile division, I'm pretty confident my Bionic will continue to serve me well and be supported for quite some time.
     

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