Motorola takes a potshot at iOS Maps

Motorola takes a potshot at iOS MapsUnless you’ve been living in cryostasis for the past week, you’ll know that Apple’s Maps app is somewhat, er, lacking in a few areas. Not the end of the world, of course, but important enough to make news headlines, apparently.

Anyway! Google-owned Motorola has taken a cheeky potshot at Apple, with a picture of the Google Maps-rockin’ Motorola Razr M side by side with the iPhone 5.

The picture was posted over on Google+ with the header “Looking for 315 E 15th in Manhattan? Google Maps on DROID RAZR M will get you there & not #iLost in Brooklyn.”

Apple Maps was introduced with iOS 6 last week, ahead of the iPhone 5’s release, and immediately noted for having incorrectly named landmarks, and lack of detail in some places.

Unfortunately, Apple Maps replaces Google Maps in iOS 6, and the latter hasn’t yet appeared on the App Store. However, you can always use maps.google.com on your iBrowser, and shove a shortcut on your home screen.

As for the Motorola Razr M, it boasts a near edge-to-edge display, and will arrive on these shores as the Motorola Razr i, with a 2GHz Intel processor.

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JanSt / MOD  Sep. 24, 2012 at 19:06

+1 for incredibly original ... um... maybe Moto try selling phones in Europe?

Pondlife  Sep. 24, 2012 at 19:11

The better ones would be nice..

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 24, 2012 at 19:14

The better ones would be nice..

Absolutely. Didn't mean to criticise their products, but hey, ...

Pondlife  Sep. 24, 2012 at 19:22

Isn't the motorola i single core btw Lewis?

blizzard7  Sep. 24, 2012 at 19:50

Had one of my work colleagues show off the 3D feature on iOS Maps. Was impressed until I told them to look at Heathrow, which Maps was convinced was at The Shard.

Pondlife  Sep. 24, 2012 at 20:04

If it was that would please a lot of businessmen and the heathrow nimbies.
In the what countries get which features in ios on the apple site it only said US for 3d though.

blizzard7  Sep. 24, 2012 at 20:09

If it was that would please a lot of businessmen and the heathrow nimbies.
In the what countries get which features in ios on the apple site it only said US for 3d though.


If I can decipher that sentence, 3D is not US only because most of Westminster is in 3D.

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