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Google Maps application arrives on the iPhone

13 December, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Google Maps application arrives on the iPhone - read the full textIt's finally here, folks. After taking an exit from the iOS platform with the arrival of iOS 6, the Google Maps application started journey as a standalone app that had to be downloaded from the App Store. And although it did take some time coming, the app is now finally available for...


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> In reply to tried em all @ 2012-12-13 19:46 from n5Ps - click to readvery true... now customers should all follow that n give respect to what others own, unlike bashing other phones n saying mine z better, iphone is better or android is better... most of people visit this site only to fight n defend their product... what a foolishness... even i havent found a single discussion related to the article... what i found is everyone kicking others...

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  • 2012-12-14 05:57
  • U{7F

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-13 18:50 from sXD4 - click to readMan don't take the wrong way i own an iphone 5 myself and i was waiting for the google maps app but my point is google could've launch the app since the appeareance of iphone 5 in september.Instead they waited(while Tim Cook appologized for their maps app) and they releasead the application when the time was right.I don't think that google had that much to loose from exiting the ios 6 deal.

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  • 2012-12-14 02:54
  • ajUe

FINALLY! I like Google Maps so much for me to buy the iphone! I was going to get rid of the phone as Apple maps is a total disgrace!

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  • 2012-12-13 22:00
  • 0CAq

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-13 18:50 from sXD4 - click to readBecause Google isn't concerned about Android market share as much as more people using their Maps app. It's a smart move considering their business model.

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  • 2012-12-13 21:48
  • qbYT

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-13 14:33 from kDnp - click to readThe guy you replied to seems to have a point. Did Google maps have much competition when it launched? I really don't know if they did. Either way, it was foolish for Apple to think they can compete with Google.

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  • 2012-12-13 19:55
  • kxIs

> In reply to i HATER @ 2012-12-13 17:34 from U{7{ - click to readi Know..hearing an exec of samsung has differing preferences SOMEHOW made my galaxy s3 crap.. Its now NOT the best smartphone out....Damn that guys honest opinion.... Stupid samsung should only ever hire yes way to grow is to believe your product is the best and that others have nothing to make you want to improve your own product right... ¬_¬ Point is All manufacturers believe other manufacturers have better things than they do.. Thats what drives competition. From iphone wannabe galaxy s1 to the iphone smacker galaxy s3 samsung have learnt and improved a hole heap and they wouldnt have done if they didnt have people who appreciated others on board. You cant be an inbred in business

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  • 2012-12-13 19:46
  • n5Ps

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-13 12:34 from dSkK - click to read"And Android hasn't always had free turn by turn voice navigation. They copied Nokias decision to add it to maps for free on Eclair."

Err Eclair you say e f g h i j.... why not mention something that happened 20 years ago instead. They've been free for ages so your point is weak. It was an added bonus of buying an adroid over an iphone for some and now that barrier is down but from here instead of it being a mutual gain some are spinning it like its googles loss like they gain nothing from this...behave

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  • 2012-12-13 19:34
  • n5Ps

I agree - Google is too good to apple... If they would launch Nexus devices before iphone and ipad - apple would have much bigger losses.

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  • 2012-12-13 19:30
  • SpWm

> In reply to Jewellodrop @ 2012-12-13 14:27 from fxHc - click to readNokia is the company that gave iPhone users Nokia Maps while Google was still trying to make fun of Apple, and now Google changed their mind as in "better late than never."

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  • 2012-12-13 19:19
  • Mtr9

> In reply to George @ 2012-12-13 17:50 from ajUe - click to readHow is giving an Android exclusive feature to Apple classed as 'smart'

Google just bent over and received from Apple.

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  • 2012-12-13 18:50
  • sXD4

Very smart move by google.They wait after the iphone 5 launch to launch their own product(nexus 4).After the nexus 10 official launch they decide cu make the app for ios 6.This is how the biggest corporations work.

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  • 2012-12-13 17:50
  • ajUe

> In reply to Pritam Das @ 2012-12-13 15:42 from t1$A - click to readwho cares what he uses...its his preference... also he is not CEO of the company... didnt u look at the last sentence where he mentioned that samsung galaxy nexus is better than iphone...

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  • 2012-12-13 17:34
  • U{7{

> In reply to Pritam Das @ 2012-12-13 15:42 from t1$A - click to readwho cares what he uses...its his preference... also he is not CEO of the company, he z just an executive... didnt u look at the last sentence where he mentioned that samsung galaxy nexus is better than iphone...

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  • 2012-12-13 17:32
  • U{7{

I can't seem to find Google Maps in the Apple Store. I am trying now and have tried many times by searching for it. I think App Store in Pakistan hasn't been updated yet.

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  • 2012-12-13 17:26
  • KIRQ

NO thanks. Apple map works fine for me.

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  • 2012-12-13 17:16
  • xIh@

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-13 15:44 from 0w4H - click to readIf google maps is bad why is apple using it instead of it using it apple maps which are worse,paper maps are better than apple maps.

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  • 2012-12-13 17:11
  • HHHH

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-13 10:53 from 6P}3 - click to readno .. u can make a free account . i have the us store here in pakistan without any credit card

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  • 2012-12-13 17:04
  • uWGi

> In reply to Extremez @ 2012-12-13 13:51 from Lbt{ - click to readYou forget the most important thing.

Google makes its money through advertising and services.

There are millions of iPhone users in the world. Google want them to use their applications so that Google can then earn money from the advertising and services that appears in these apps.

iPhone is so important to Google that Google earns more money from iOS than they do from Android.

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  • 2012-12-13 15:48
  • Mx@E

Tried it. It's pretty crappy. Slow, bad interface, no offline mode or caching. And in my region (at least) the Google maps are pretty bad.

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  • 2012-12-13 15:44
  • 0w4H

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