Android Pissing at Apple on Google Maps

Published on: April 24, 2015
Posted in: News

You read the title. One of my friend Ahmad Babar just spotted this on Google Maps — an Android bot pissing over at the Apple logo. You can usually find similar things over at a hate-Apple sticker shop, but looks very surprising Google would let something like this go online over at Google Maps for everyone to see. This probably could be some kind of a joke by Google — but I think we are way past the April Fool’s Day now.

It’s right there on Google Maps. You can check it out here! Attached below is a screenshot of what you will find near by Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

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This is not just on the desktop version of Google Maps. Here is a screenshot from the Android app:

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And it actually goes away when switched to the “Satellite view”.

And now we have a new update. The following message was found by one of our readers “Carlos Fernandes” – Thank you!

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There seems to be a big Skype logo around “Lahore, Pakistan” as well.

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May be someone at Google/Android was really pissed at Apple for something?

Thanks Ahmad Babar!


  • Grammaritarian

    I know English is not your first language, but this article was written terribly. If you’re going to blog in English at least try not to sound like a 5 year old

  • Carlos Fernandes

    Also there is a message nearby -https://www.google.pt/maps/place/Takht+Pari+Forest/@33.5008728,73.1259811,17z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x38dff298d82d62c9:0xdd99b92ec4539b33

    • http://www.sizzledcore.com/ Haris Nadeem

      Wow! Thank you!

      Let me add that up above in the post.

  • Ishtiaq Ahmed

    May be there is a real park with that shape 😛

    • Jachym Kokesh Lukes

      Should we start Kickstarter for a park with this shape? Even Apple would be than obliged to include it in their maps! Think about it…

      • http://www.sizzledcore.com/ Haris Nadeem

        Yes, please!

  • ehrt74

    Vandalism like this is one of the reasons why we can’t have nice things. Google maps is a resource that the whole world can use. If it gets too infested with graffiti no one will trust it anymore and it will become like wikipedia.

    • Whowe

      Overreacting a bit

    • Anonymous

      Wikipedia has this lovely thing called “Citations” which provide reference to the claims found within the article.

      • Linda M

        Except even The Guardian is now publishing outright lies, they’re considered a trustworthy source.

        • AnonWiki

          Since when was The Guardian a reputable news source? Fact checking is a foreign concept to them. Wikipedia is heavily peer reviewed, if you have found something you believe is definitely incorrect then correct it and source your facts. If you think something is wrong or biased, make a post on the talk page with your concerns.

          It only gets more accurate the more people contribute and add references.

      • ehrt74

        So the “citation needed” tag is not needed then? Or how about the millions of articles which haven’t yet had “citation needed” tags added? Articles about Aborigene gods which don’t exist? Articles claiming some celebrity has died when they are still alive? Articles claiming mice live in elephants, feet (that one wasn’t tagged “citation needed” for 5 years)?

    • Taj

      You shouldn’t just “trust” any one source of information anyway. Check things for yourself.

      • http://derek1906.site50.net/ Derek Leung

        It seems you don’t really understand how “citations” and “references” work. If an article has valid references supporting it, then you should probably trust it.

        • Taj

          I understand citations perfectly, thanks. If the citation isn’t from a credible source, it’s no better than having no source at all. That’s why you look into it instead of saying, “well there’s sources, better believe it outright!”

          • http://derek1906.site50.net/ Derek Leung

            Keyword: “Valid references”

          • Jaochoui

            Actually, I don’t think Taj actually disagrees with you. What he only mentioned was that people to check that the sources are valid references in the first place.

      • ehrt74

        So when I want to find a bank in town, you suggest I open Google maps and bing and openstreetmap to see if all three concur?

        • Taj

          Could you come up with a more absurd straw man than that? Obviously the amount of trust you place in a source of information should scale accordingly with the consequence of being incorrect.

          • ehrt74

            Firstly, it wasn’t a strawman. Look up the definition of strawman.

            Secondly, what does your statement have to do with what I said? I really see no connection.

          • Taj

            I’m talking about cross referencing data on the internet that you can’t validate for yourself. You’re talking about going to a bank down the street.. As soon as you get to the address, you’ll know if the directions were correct or not if the bank is there, no need to check other sources. Obviously nobody would check three sources to find a local bank, that’s why what you said is a strawman argument intended to make my point look ridiculous. I’m not going to connect the dots for you just to feed your superiority complex since all of your other comments are similarly condescending to people.

          • ehrt74

            Actually in this case I got bit by someone feeding wrong information into google maps when I was looking for a bank recently. I ended up wasting about half an hour.

    • Absay

      It seems you don’t have very much idea about how Wikipedia works.

      • http://techraptor.net/ Keith Elwood

        The problem is this example:
        Publication A (A wikipedia trusted source) publishes a slanted/incorrect/wrong/harmful/libelous article.

        Wikipedia then CITES that article with an equally slanted, incorrect, wrong or otherwise harmful write up of the situation around which Publication A posted their article.

        Other sources, B,C,D,E,F and G then use Publication A as a source.

        Wikipedia then uses the other sources to solidify wrong, harmful and untrue information.

        Its a vicious cycle that is inherently flawed.

        • A Olson

          You make this claim as if it happens on a regular basis, which you haven’t proven. Nature did a study where they found that Wikipedia is no less accurate than Encyclopedia Britannica.

          The great thing about Wikipedia is that you have handy documentation of all of their sources. If you find what you say, you can easily change it.

      • ehrt74

        Like that story about mice living in elephants’ feet, which was part of the wikipedia article on elephants for about 5 years?

  • http://about.me/adil.soomro Adil Soomro

    “Map Marker” is a tool that enables community to edited google maps. When you edit, it is reviewed typically by a senior member in that locality. So this honor goes to both the user who edited it and the one who approved it. Yes, that’s what we as a Pakistani are best at. We abuse the services and then complain we’re ignored by the tech giants. A lot of features from google are kept away from Pakistan due to the “Incredible Misuse” by the people.

    • G3m1n1

      Very insightful, I didn’t realize that it was that big of a problem for Pakistan.

    • http://www.ithinkdiff.com Imran Hussain

      Exactly my thoughts. Instead of finding this funny, we should look at the real issue – this is vandalism and misuse of a service.

      • Joe R.

        In fairness… sometimes that’s what people need. A “kick in the pants” if you will. Remember a project that had a huge vulnerability, management was like “nah it’s fine.” So they got rickrolled during a meeting and then suddenly it was taken seriously.

    • xmonkee

      >A lot of features from google are kept away from Pakistan due to the “Incredible Misuse” by the people.

      Any examples?

      • http://about.me/adil.soomro Adil Soomro

        Example is, android developer merchant account, it wasn’t allowed until November 2014, despite Pakistan being one of the largest developer community. Whereas India was given this facility in Oct, 2012. The reason was, Pakistani banking frauds. You can still go check FBI most wanted list of cyber crimes. You won’t be disappointed.

        • GoodForYou

          And you just saw two Pakistanis on the list?

          • http://about.me/adil.soomro Adil Soomro

            If others are doing wrong, it doesn’t mean we should do it too.

      • http://about.me/adil.soomro Adil Soomro

        So here’re the consequences. http://on.mash.to/1bKM1HW They’ve shutdown the marker tool not for Pak only, but for the world.

  • Mao Zedong

    Can I do this to places like Japan or Taiwan?

  • Based Illuminaughty

    LOL… i have that sticker on my car

    • IMPERATOR

      I can’t fathom who in their right mind would want to look like an ubertool with such a sticker.

  • Blableblo

    Android -see u next time somewhere on Google maps— play hide and seek ….you can piss on Kardashian’s house on Google …

  • Chris Okoye

    Calm Down Sheeple!! Let’s not blow this out of proportion.
    Let’s enjoy this for what it is. This definitely made my day.
    People on that clearly have some good sense of humor.

  • Roman DeNu

    Gone now…looks like someone got fired for that one.

    • Kevin li

      Why would someone get fired? I don’t think you realize that anyone can update Google maps. It’s just like Wikipedia. This is just vandalism from some bored teenager in Islamabad that happened to go viral before the moderators got to it.

      • Roman DeNu

        FIRED!

  • Joetek

    Looks like they’ve already cleaned it up

  • Jason Graham

    whiny bitch

  • mtent57

    So juvenile. Grow up, Google.

    • Bob

      Idiot. It wasn’t Google that did this. Did you even read the other comments?

  • http://grimtech.co.uk/ Patrick Jr.

    Seems to have gone now :c I can’t see it.

  • KellenR

    This is either a joke or its all been patched. …more likely the former.