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"From what I've seen, there definitely seem to be a number of errors in the software and that gives Apple a bit of a black eye," Greengart said. "Apple may fix these problems and there may even be a version of Google Maps for iOS at some point. I don't know that this is really going to be something that Nokia, Samsung -- or other Android device makers -- can use to get people to move away from iOS, but it does help reinforce their own brands."
The bottom line: Nokia's flagship Lumia smartphone, which will run on the coming Windows Phone 8 platform, is not available and no one knows when it's coming, which carriers are getting it or how much it's gong to cost.
Nokia's flagship product may very well have a better mapping platform, Greengart said, but you can't buy it today and the version of maps on some of Nokia's previous U.S. products lack core features like text-to-speech.
"I don't know that Nokia is actually gong to be able to take full advantage of this," Greengart said. "And I don't think the maps will hurt Apple's sales."
Posted: 2012-09-24 @ 11:18am PT
It already did hurt apples sales, I decided to wait before buying a iphone 5 and am shopping the competition more carefully. I would have bought the i5 as its time to upgrade for me.
Posted: 2012-09-21 @ 12:13pm PT
Can't Google's Maps be downloaded to the new version if the iPhone OS?