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Chevy, Ford Add Smartphone-Based GPS Apps to Cars

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Android First?

Zpike

Oct 12, 2012, 10:30 PM
Anyone notice that it was the Android app that was first developed with the iOS app to follow later. Coming from a large auto company like Ford, this is a definite sign that Apple is losing its grip on the culture.
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T Bone

Oct 13, 2012, 7:41 PM
True.....if they developed the Android app first...there's simply no way Tim Cook could be happy to hear that the iPhone is thought of as the second most important market....
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Haggard

Oct 14, 2012, 12:18 PM
Apple is working with multiple car manufacturers (such as BMW, General Motors,Toyota, Mercedes, Honda, and Audi.) in integrating a specific button on the steering wheel to have Siri pop up with answer calls, responding to text messages, GPS, and etc. When they announced iOS6, they said it can take up to a year for integration to begin for cars that have this included.
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Haggard

Oct 14, 2012, 12:19 PM
answering*
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Kana11

Oct 15, 2012, 8:53 AM
I believe most of those companies also work with the Mirror Link Consortium that allows you to connect to the car audio system wirelessly. Apple is not, so you may still be forced to have a wired connection for Apple products. (Lots of Pros-Cons on both sides)
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Jayshmay

Oct 14, 2012, 12:32 PM
Yep! I noticed Very Happy !

Personally, I have a hard time understanding why someone would want to pay $50, when Google Navigation is *FREE*
I've been using Google Navigation to get to places since I've been home, a little over 2wks now, it works great!
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T Bone

Oct 14, 2012, 12:36 PM
Why? Because do you really want to burn through that much data on a long trip cross country?
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Jayshmay

Oct 14, 2012, 12:41 PM
Data? I have unlimited LTE on Verizon, not whimpy
ATT with their measly 3gig allowance!
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T Bone

Oct 14, 2012, 12:49 PM
Come on man you know as well as I there is no such thing as truly 'unlimited' data.....even those ostensibly 'unlimited' plans include provisions where they can cut you off for using too much....
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srich27

Oct 15, 2012, 8:29 AM
True, but NO amount of pulling Navigation data is going to get you cut off of unlimited.
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Kana11

Oct 15, 2012, 8:48 AM
The main reason I use 3rd party GPS applications like Telenav, is I noticed they have a more complete mapping system. Along with you don’t need an Android phone to get complete GPS ( I have Android, Wife has IOS). Not saying Google’s GPS isn’t good, just saying some of those 3rd part GPS systems give a more complete GPS system. Also, Telenav has Scout, a free GPS service, you can also opt to pay for the full service.
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