Samsung Takes Shot at Apple Following Australia Maps Debacle

Posted December 12, 2012 at 7:56pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 8045 views

Samsung has put up an advertising display on George Street in Sydney following wide spread coverage of an issue in Apple Maps that was getting motorists lost in Australia.

"While it might not be saying it directly, we're pretty darn confident that it's a bit of a dig at Apple's Maps misplacing Mildura and raising the ire of the Victorian police.", says CNET.

Take a look at the photos below...

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Samsung boasts its mapping app... (Credit: Nic Healey/CNET)

...beside a rather lost looking four-wheel drive. (Credit: Nic Healey/CNET)

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Jim - December 13, 2012 at 1:40pm
Seems like everyone missed the point of the Samsung ad. It was about a 3rd party turn by turn navigation system (Navigon) who have been making cross platform mapping worldwide for years. Not about Samsung maps.
Ted - December 13, 2012 at 12:40pm
Samsung need to worry about there competitors in the android market not apple! HTC kicks Samsung ass anyway of week for me! Samsung u make overrated cheap apple design knock off products! Stop marketing android as though u played a part in designing it!!!
Jack n Jill - December 13, 2012 at 11:42am
oops..... samsung didn't have Navigation at all .... it was GOOGLE that did all the navigation in samsung.... OOPSS?? what did samsung done?? ooppss
Som - December 13, 2012 at 3:23am
Samsung sucks.. They market products on competitors failures not on the features of the product.. S3 and note are not worth for money... As soon as apple released iphone6, S3 price dropped 10% by Samsung ..
bj kazz - December 14, 2012 at 7:20am
It takes Samsung n Google to show Apple up .. woo hoo to sammy n google
John Doe - December 12, 2012 at 9:44pm
Take a look at the sign again it says Navigon lol. So Samsung is showing an app that's also available in iOS instead of showing google maps with direction. Total fail on Samsung's behalf.
Ken - December 13, 2012 at 12:09am
GG Samsung.
jon doe - December 13, 2012 at 12:10am
Are you blind ???? I- idiot
culua - December 13, 2012 at 2:14am
It's true ifan are so blind. Wake up and open your eye read the sign again. You only making your self look bad.
Jim - December 13, 2012 at 1:37pm
Navigon is a 3rd party turn by turn mapping system that is available on many devices; Android, IOS, Windows Mobile, I used it on and acient Windows PPC, oh and they also nake stand alone GPS systems.... I think Samsung were simply saying get a reliable turn by turn system that works.
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