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#16 Denis W.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 19:08

What's nice is the feature set is equal across the 3GS up to the 5. I don't drive so I haven't used the turn-by-turn navigation, but at least iPhone 3GS and 4 users can get their hands on that unlike with iOS 6 Maps.


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Posted 13 December 2012 - 20:38

Finally an App that won't call Whitehall Lane as Princeton Road! :)

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 21:22

I just saw it, i will try it out.

Its funny how Apple requested Voice, that was not ok. So Apple said **** off and removed it, google starts working on an AMAZING Native Objective C iOS 6 verison, employees become pessimistic, and apple approves it lol.

Oh google, you so funny. People dont understand that apple will gladly accept any app as long as it follows the rules. No ones special. But, releasing google apps wont make them look bad (if they would of denied it) but also, itll make them want to make iOS Maps Better, which is good in the end.

One thing I did love, Apple getting rid of Youtube, made google finally make a VERY good verison of it.


what....

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 23:31

Actually, reviewers are coming to the conclusion that this is better than the Android version of Maps in terms of both speed and design. ;)


Yep. They say it's superb, almost the perfect app.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:04

I did find one annoyance: the turn by turn navigation talks even when I'm on a call.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:10

I did find one annoyance: the turn by turn navigation talks even when I'm on a call.

And it cannot be turned off in settings?

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:25

wow a google app that's better on a non google platform... LOLz.

#23 Elliott

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 20:52

And it cannot be turned off in settings?


Not that I could see. The "settings" for the app are pretty sparse.

I don't remember Navigon doing that, and I know Apple's Maps app doesn't. I think it might be because Google Maps uses notifications (and ties the audio in to those) instead of using the standard navigation audio APIs.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 21:49

Not that I could see. The "settings" for the app are pretty sparse.

I don't remember Navigon doing that, and I know Apple's Maps app doesn't. I think it might be because Google Maps uses notifications (and ties the audio in to those) instead of using the standard navigation audio APIs.


Noticed this as well and thats exactly what it is. I love that I can have the app minimized and it still notifies me, but.. like you said kinda sucks on a call, especially when its a long road/directions information.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:35

Excellent App, Google's 'Don't be evil' policy is great.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:05

Excellent App, Google's 'Don't be evil' policy is still a lie.


fixed it.

http://www.theverge....il-calendar-and

#27 sundayx

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:13

It's funny how Apple sent the responsibility of YouTube app and Google Maps back to Google, and they put a lot of resources improving it. If you think about how this is helping the iPhone get back on track then it's kind of awkward given Android.

#28 HawkMan

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:18

You're looking at at it the wrong way.

Google makes more money from iPhone than Android. while android has a bigger market share right now, the majority of mobile internet traffic is from iPhone, while android users use it a lot less. It's in googles best interest to make all these internet using mobile users use their services.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 04:37

^ True That Brotha!

#30 moloko

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 15:01

Installed it used it, then uninstalled it. I will stick with apple maps and Waze.



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