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Comparison of 3D Maps, in iOS 6 and on the Google Earth in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Out there in the marketplace of the tablet and the smart phone industry there is a strong competition and the secrets are not a big deal now. The big giants like the Apple and the Google with their operating systems, the iOS and the Android are the top big league players presently in the world, the numbers itself speaks for these two. As on each day the Google activates around 1 million android devices and the Apple selling 250 million iPhones from past five years and with the original launch of the new iPhone the numbers are still growing.
The latest surprise from Apple at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2012 was the announcing of its own mapping system in its iOS 6 new versions of iPhone and leaving out the Google Maps. This has even made a very strong competition between the rivals. But, Google put up a head on competition by announcing the new Google Earth version 7.0, bringing amazing 3D maps to its Android smart phones and tablets too. This 3D Map announcement was made in San Francisco, firstly by Apple and then followed by Google.
Good options for consumers as these two, iOS 6 and the Android operating systems making the availability of 3D maps to the devices. But which one will be the best and we all know about the Google Earth and Google Maps and used it once in a while or even often and Apple introducing its own mapping system is new to this mapping game and also consumers will be excited to see the Apple’s 3D maps, as Apple has a history producing excellent user experience software. So, will its own 3D maps solution meet the same trend?
The comparisons are put up to view by people of iPhoneItalia to you to see the differences between the two maps of the iOS 6 and Android 4.1 in the images below. First of the difference is the Apple’s vector maps having a built in 3D button displaying at the bottom and in the Android it is available in Google Earth app or the Google Maps app and a simple tap on the “3D Buildings” button your into viewing the 3D maps.
The other thing is Apple’s 3D maps will be available in the iOS 6 new iPhone and the launch of its new iPhone is due this year and it will be offering a beta version and not ready for real-time use, so until then consumers need to still wait to see this. And for the new 3D maps view in Android devices, Google has made it available and is been planning it for long time so it’s a no surprise from Google but has put up a good strong response.
This post was written by: Franklin Manuel
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