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    Cult of Android: Google Admits New Maps App For iOS Is Better Than Android Version, Promises iPad App. http://goo.gl/mag/vGF3wxf

    This is why people walk from the platform. You make a native app better/nicer for a rival OS? Baffles me!

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    Never forget that Google is an advertising and service provider first. It's to their advantage to cover as many platforms as possible in a way that makes as many people use their products as possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zorak950 View Post
    Never forget that Google is an advertising and service provider first. It's to their advantage to cover as many platforms as possible in a way that makes as many people use their products as possible.
    Ok, but you have a company who wants to sue the pants off you and every manufacture that put's your software on their hardware and you hand them an app that's better then you'd offer on your own platform? It's like Apple offering Siri as an app in the play store that is better then what they offer on their own devices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveISU View Post
    Ok, but you have a company who wants to sue the pants off you and every manufacture that put's your software on their hardware and you hand them an app that's better then you'd offer on your own platform? It's like Apple offering Siri as an app in the play store that is better then what they offer on their own devices.
    Because google makes more money from iOS and the iPhone than they do from android.
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    It might because they made it later, when you recreate things from ground-up you usually create it better base on past expirence. In case of perfermence iOS use only native apps (non-Java, code goes direcly to CPU) so it should be faster just this fact alone (might be also reason why Apple saves money on CPU power)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowriver View Post
    It might because they made it later, when you recreate things from ground-up you usually create it better base on past expirence. In case of perfermence iOS use only native apps (non-Java, code goes direcly to CPU) so it should be faster just this fact alone (might be also reason why Apple saves money on CPU power)
    That and apple maps, even with its issues, is good enough for most users. The only way for google to get those users back was to not only blow apples maps out of the water (not difficult), but also provide the best mapping solution on any platform.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zorak950 View Post
    Never forget that Google is an advertising and service provider first. It's to their advantage to cover as many platforms as possible in a way that makes as many people use their products as possible.
    Many people forget about this fact.

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    it is a bit baffling, but we have to remember that Google makes just as much (or more) money per user that have an iPhone than any Android phone. its still in their interest to make a good app for iOS.

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