Google was never one to brag about their Maps app. But now that the world has heaped its scorn on Apple's Maps, the company is positioning the Nexus 4 as a better option for getting around town. The new Nexus 4 page devotes a large portion of their promotional coverage to Google Maps. Google describes how it can get you from A to B with turn-by-turn navigation, live traffic info, reviews from Zagat and rich satellite imagery. The point being: you can't find any of that on an iPhone 5.*
Maps have become a key battleground between Apple and Google. While Apple has been inundated with complaints over the post-apocalyptic look of their Maps' 3D imagery – the controversy even forced iOS software chief Scott Forstell out of the company when he refused to apologized – Google has released impressive updates for Google Street View, even charting schools of fish in the Great Barrier Reef. The goal seems to be: hit Apple where it hurts.
So I suppose I'm not surprised to see Google Maps now getting such a big shout-out on the Nexus 4 page, although I find it a bit odd: don't consumers know you can download Google Maps on any Android device?
*Of course you can find these things on iOS 6, but Google would like to think their services are better.
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