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Google Maps back on iPhone 5

roady

Digital Marketer
AFAIK A lot people like android OS just because they can not afford apple products and access pirated apps easily.

that's quite true... but don't be surprised at all if people don't agree with you. Actually less than 0.1% might agree but that is a true statement.

Anyway this is off-topic discussion. Just tested the new Google maps on my friend's phone. It's great, flexible and works like a charm. I'm happy :)
 

rider

as Kratos
that's quite true... but don't be surprised at all if people don't agree with you. Actually less than 0.1% might agree but that is a true statement.

Anyway this is off-topic discussion. Just tested the new Google maps on my friend's phone. It's great, flexible and works like a charm. I'm happy :)

0.1% really? The second reason is a major factor for sure specially for Indians. :)

I know a lot of people who have a nice 30k+ android phone but still don't want to use 3G connection and pay for apps.
 
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theserpent

Firecracker to the moon
^^ +1.My friend has a iphone and doesn't want to buy whatapp.
BTW in iphone you can't use 2G right?
 

Anorion

Sith Lord
Staff member
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oh wow - it's not a luxury product, it's a product that gives amazing value for a cheap price, which other phone has had the same release price for 5 years, or which other product enjoys such long production runs? is there jellybean available for a 3 year old droid? don't think so, now tell which of the two is more expensive. In a luxury product you pay for nothing more than the brand or logo stuck on top of the phone, batman edition of lumia is an example of a luxury phone.

multiplayer gaming and audio streaming, do a lot of both, 2G is def better than 3G, especially if moving fast in a vehicle, but when roaming the 3G has better rates :/

android has a fraction of the apps available on the platform, the store is incredibly dynamic and there is a lot of movement - that's what it seems you pay the premium for

google maps was always available in 5.x version of the OS
even in 6.x, the web apps for mapping services were always available, even if there was no native app
in any case, Nokia Maps wins the maps round easily, especially for offline turn by turn navigation, think this was the trigger that sent apple scrambling to make their own mapping service

donno google's fault or apple's, but google services have notoriously few native apps on the app store, third parties develop apps for using google services on apple devices... eg: google music, google chat
 

Anorion

Sith Lord
Staff member
Admin
even your linked story differentiates... Apple is not among the others... Hermes, Gucci, Chanel
it may be a valuable brand, that does not make it luxury, they don't make the most expensive smartphones in the market
Vertu makes luxury phones, it would be wrong to say Apple makes luxury phone
Nokia does offer some luxury smartphones, although they are cheaper than Apple
and another important factor - you are not paying a premium just for the logo
Apple is a workhorse, and one of it's main benefits is that ebooks, songs, movies, games, and a wide range of media offerings are getting cheaper
 
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