- 12-16-12, 11:54 AM #51
Unlike RIM or Microsoft or Apple, Google is not nickel and dime'in you out of money to use their services. This paranoia that Google is the only company that uses user data to make products is comical. Every company does it and RIM is not immune to it.
- 12-16-12, 12:00 PM #52
- 12-16-12, 01:00 PM #53
Google has said that they will go where the users are, which is why their primary support is towards Android & iOS.
While Google has recently pulled out support for EAS (Exchange Active Sync), this is across the board but doesn't affect corporate/education institutions that are paying for it. On the flipside, Google is pushing the open (web) standards CalDAV and CardDAV which is supported by Android and iOS. If BB10 is the pro-HTML5 OS that it's been touted to be all this time, it will support those standards as well as EAS for the corporate people.
- 12-16-12, 07:28 PM #58
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The Google Maps app I have is the latest version. 4.5.3, it says (c) 2010, just throwing that out there. It's not like what we have currently is that amazing. If RIM pulled BB Maps and Traffic into one app, I won't look twice at Google Maps again
- 12-16-12, 11:33 PM #61
Apple was criticized due to the fact that they gave an awful alternative to Google maps. I think RIM seen how that went and double checked what they have coming for BB10. Hopefully it will be awesome #BB10Beleive
- 12-17-12, 12:08 AM #62
- 12-17-12, 05:15 AM #64
Does BB 10 even has a chance without Google?
If, and I say IF, RIM can go and apply a "leader of this section" to fill in the gaps left by the "winter-cleaning" of Google Sync and google apps for BlackBerry, I don't see what's the problem.
Worse come to worse, RIM can probably try to input a similar system to waze in their upcoming maps. Then allow users to update the data and have it verified. Waze is a very good case-of-use scenario in this.
Or a mix and match. By default opted out / stealth mode, unless they opt-in. Why not?
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One other thing: I use Google Talk a lot on my Blackberry. I talk to people using Android, and to people sitting in front of their PCs. I also use it from my PC. It is very convenient to be able to use either a PC or my BB to stay in contact. Now with the announcement from WhatsUp and the (possible) lack of support from Google for BB - switching to BB10 could be painful... And I really do not want it to be painful - I want things to work better than before, not worse And do not tell me I can always use BBM or SMS - they do not allow the same level of functionality at once (communication with other non-BB mobile devices AND PCs at the same time). Maybe Skype could be a replacement, but it is also not yet confirmed...
- 12-17-12, 12:18 PM #68
I use the transit directions and Street View all the timeon the Google Maps app for my Blackberry, so Google Maps is important to me. Sure, I can sideload the Android app if it doesn't come to BB10 native but that is not the point. I don't think any other mapping app else has similar features. Google came up with a standardized format for transit agencies across the world to put their scheduling data. Anyone can use that data for their own use. I have seen personal webpages and transit agency specific apps use the Google Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) in order to populate their data. Just curious why TomTom, Bing, etc don't use this data?
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