Hate the New iOS 6 Maps? Nokia Wants You To Hear About Their Maps.

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Now that Apple’s iOS 6 is available for existing iPhones and other iOS devices, the disappointing nature of the new Maps app is becoming apparent to everyone.  Nokia has taken to post a few comparisons showing their mapping functionality and global support in reference to similar functionality on the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S III.  The phone they use for the comparisons is the unreleased Lumia 920, but all of the mapping features they mention are already available on existing Nokia Windows Phones.   In most cases Nokia’s mapping features that are included for free will far surpass the built-in features on the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III. Of course you can buy other mapping programs for each platform, but Nokia’s concentrating on what you get built in.  The coverage area of free map data that Nokia gives you is quite impressive as well.  However, the one spot where Google beats Nokia is in the traffic update coverage.  Google supports 47 countries, while Nokia supports 26.  I’m not so sure the augmented reality of Nokia City Lens really compares to Google Earth or iOS Flyovers either.

For more details on Nokia’s impressive mapping capabilities, see Nokia Conversations.  Do you see any features they may have conveniently left out of the comparison?

Source: Nokia Conversations

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Adam Z. Lein
Adam has had interests in combining technology with art since his first use of a Koala pad on an Apple computer. He currently has a day job as a graphic designer, photographer, systems administrator and web developer at a small design firm in Westchester, NY. His love of technology extends to software development companies who have often implemented his ideas for usability and feature enhancements. Mobile computing has become a necessity for Adam since his first Uniden UniPro PC100 in 1998. He has been reviewing and writing about smartphones for Pocketnow.com since they first appeared on the market in 2002.Read more about Adam Lein!