Google maps for iPhone again

Posted by midhun pottmmal On Saturday, 15 December 2012 0 comments
The return of Google maps. While Apple works away on fixing its flawed Maps app, Google released its new Maps app for iOS this week (after lots of speculation that it might not). And it’s getting something that Apple’s Maps app didn’t get: rave reviews. “It’s free, fast and fantastic,” said NY Times reviewer David Pogue. “Most of the people loading the new Google Maps on their iPhones will be pleased to welcome back an old friend,” wrote Ed Baig of USA Today. “The new Google 

Maps app arrives with the all-important audible turn-by-turn navigation feature (in a robotic sounding female voice) that was left out of its predecessor.” And from Jon Fingas of Engadget: “We’ll admit that Apple’s solution is easier on the eyes, but accuracy trumps prettiness (and occasional at-a-glance readability) any day.” Google Maps, now available in the Apple App Store, is “designed from the ground up to combine the comprehensiveness and accuracy of Google Maps with an interface that makes finding what you’re looking for faster and easier,” says Google. How’s Apple’s fix going? Don’t know yet. But we do know it’s not so popular in Australia, where police issued a warning to those relying on Apple’s maps to be careful after several motorists were taken off the beaten track, literally, in the Murray-Sunset National Park and were stranded for up to 24 hours.


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