Maps on Ipad vs maps on Android.

Discussion in 'Americas' started by theshnizzle, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. theshnizzle

    theshnizzle Long timer

    Mar 24, 2011
    Lost somewhere
    When I open the stock map icon on my iPad, I really like the format, better than the "maps" icon on my android tablet. This may be a silly question and I realize they are different operating systems, but why do they seem so different to me.? I can have " maps" open on android and the stock map open on Ipad and they don't show up the same.

    It seems some things are on or omitted from each different map. I really want to have the " map" that's on the iPad 3 on my galaxy tablet, can I?

    I am sure all you tech people are chuckling at this particular luddite, but, dammit!, that's what I see!
  2. 9Dave

    9Dave Bazinga!

    Aug 4, 2005
    Central Ohio
    Moved to Trip Planning
  3. Waterboiler

    Waterboiler Adventurer

    Aug 8, 2012
    GTA Canada
    Apple is default to Apple Maps
    Android is using Goole Maps

    Apple changed from Google to their own maps with iOS 6, with much consternation from users. I am still running iOS 5.x primairly due to this issue. Apple maps were missing a lot of info at launch - probably better now. This mess is widely consiered to be Apple first big goof.

    I suspect they will always look slightly different as Apple wants it that way. I think you can get a Google map app for the iOS and you could always switch to MapQuest on both.