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