Google Maps App Already Tops Apple App Store One Day After Launch

Discussion in 'Android News' started by dgstorm, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Messages:
    11,007
    Likes Received:
    3,976
    Trophy Points:
    823
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Ratings:
    +4,251
    [​IMG]

    We understand If you didn't catch this news yesterday, but we thought it worth sharing considering what a fiasco Apple's Map App has been. Google finally launched a Google Maps App for iOS yesterday. What's really interesting (although probably unsurprising) is that within less than a day it is already the top downloaded app in the free section of the Apple App Store.

    What? You mean iPhone users want to use a map app that won't get them lost in a snake-infested desert? Go figure...

    In related news... Google may have no problem sharing the goodies of several Google apps (like Google Maps) with Apple's iOS products, but that is not the case with Windows Phone and Windows 8. Apparently, Google doesn't think there are enough users of these products to justify it. Here's a quote with a few more details,
    Ouch! Does this mean Google thinks that Microsoft is becoming obsolete? It looks that way. What do you think?
     
    #1 dgstorm, Dec 13, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2012
  2. RyanPm40

    RyanPm40 Active Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2010
    Messages:
    785
    Likes Received:
    61
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Ratings:
    +87
    Sadly, it looks like Windows 8 will just be another Windows ME or Vista. Maybe Microsoft's next batch of software will be incredible- they seem to have a history of coming out with a good OS every other time xD
     
  3. jspradling7

    jspradling7 Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2012
    Messages:
    801
    Likes Received:
    214
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Ratings:
    +214
    Windows needs to throw some insanely high dollars at the brightest people at Apple and Google and get them to jump ship and make Windows mobile a real contender. Otherwise they can sit on their PC market share and wait for Unbutu to overtake them there too. Bill has the money to put Windows into the mobile game in a major way if he has interest at all in doing it. But when your the richest guy on the planet maybe you just don't give a crap. Is Bill even involved with Micky-soft anymore?
     
  4. liftedplane

    liftedplane Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2011
    Messages:
    1,835
    Likes Received:
    490
    Trophy Points:
    128
    Location:
    Washington State
    Ratings:
    +623
    kinda sad to see... I'd love to see windows 8 do a mac style of updates where you don't have to buy a whole new OS every few years but instead update it slowly, ala mac osx 10.x etc. that would be nice.

    I wouldn't mind trying a windows 8 phone just to try it out, but losing my gmail and google maps... that makes it extremely unlikely.
     
  5. xsylus

    xsylus Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2009
    Messages:
    904
    Likes Received:
    51
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Tucson, AZ, USA, Earth
    Ratings:
    +56
    Current Phone Model:
    Sony Xperia Z3
    :rofl2:
     
  6. johnomaz

    johnomaz Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2010
    Messages:
    3,061
    Likes Received:
    561
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Location:
    Central Valley, California
    Ratings:
    +674
    Current Phone Model:
    LG G4
    I'm running Win8 on my Desktop and yes, it is a bit different, but its not bad. I haven't really utilized the new start menu like they want people to, but at the same time, its not horrible. I set it up how I wanted it and it works. If my computer needs to be reformatted though, I'll probably go back to Win7. I miss the Aero interface. The new looking UI is just too basic. Very sharp cornered and crayola color feeling. But hey, its no Vista, believe me! They just tried to combine the tablet/phone interface with desktops and that was a bad idea.
     
  7. BigZig

    BigZig Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2010
    Messages:
    361
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +5
    i thought it was very courteous of google not to charge IOS users for the App. If it were me i would have charged them .99 cents and made a killing off the Iphone users.
     
  8. Knightrider03m

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2012
    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    All Google needs is to make a true desktop/laptop (not a netbook) and windows would be thrown out the window.

    Sent from my nexus 7 tablet while I'm away from my real computer
     
  9. Nemo Aeternamn

    Nemo Aeternamn Droid X Rescue Squad
    Rescue Squad Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2011
    Messages:
    793
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Mo-ab
    Ratings:
    +13
    That's what Linux is for


    Cellar Door

    "Who are you people and where is my horse?"
     
  10. Knightrider03m

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2012
    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    I have no idea about those systems.

    Sent on my Moto RAZR HD while I'm in class, in a meeting, in a waiting room, or in the bathroom
     
  11. Nemo Aeternamn

    Nemo Aeternamn Droid X Rescue Squad
    Rescue Squad Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2011
    Messages:
    793
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Mo-ab
    Ratings:
    +13
    Ubuntu is one of the most popular... Linux is the platform android is built off of.. So it's similar....but does vary...

    Cellar Door

    "Who are you people and where is my horse?"
     
  12. liftedplane

    liftedplane Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2011
    Messages:
    1,835
    Likes Received:
    490
    Trophy Points:
    128
    Location:
    Washington State
    Ratings:
    +623
    /facepalm

    Linux is an operating system with multiple distributions (distros) which all have various functions, some free some not Ubuntu or mint are both good places to begin and can be used on your current system through a live CD install which won't actually install them on your system hard drive. It really can change an underpowered windows laptop into a much smoother more enjoyable piece of hardware.

    Sent from my frozenly delicious razr maxx.