Given that more than 40% of Google Maps usage is done via mobile devices, Google has just updated this service to work fully with mobile browsers. Android users may not be very convinced about this update, since the native app does a very good job at being as effective as Google Maps for the web. ... Read More »
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A new commercial featuring the Google Nexus S has been showing up on televisions across France over the past few days and has finally made its way onto the web. In an effort to push their stock Android 2.3 handset onto the France masses, Google’s ad highlights a few of the standard features offered by ... Read More »
File this one under “It’s about flipping time.”
On Google’s mobile blog, they announced an update to Google Navigation which brings a long sought after enhancement to route navigation (in my opinion, anyway). The old Google Navigation simply picked the fastest route under ideal circumstances, which comes back to bite you in the ... Read More »
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Seems Google’s at it again. Today marks the release of Google Maps 5.1, which brings full check-in support using Google Latitude. Google has added the following new features:
Notifications: Turn on check-in notifications in Latitude’s settings and get a notification to check in at a nearby place once you arrive. Never forget to check in ... Read More »
One of the first apps I went to check out when I opened my Nexus S was the new Google Maps 5, but sadly it was not pre-installed on the device. Thankfully the update just hit the Android Market and now anyone can play with it (although some new features are limited to ... Read More »
Google’s Andy Rubin showed off the new Google Maps for Mobile 5 running on his Motorola Honeycomb tablet and said it would be coming to the Android Market in a matter of days, but we have yet to see the upgrade roll out yet. The brief demo we saw showed off ... Read More »
Google Maps for Android is about to get a lot faster thanks to an update to version 5 which now draws maps with a dynamic map rendering engine. Andy Rubin showed off the new Maps app when he demoed the Motorola Honeycomb tablet, but the updated app will also be available on the ... Read More »
What is Google Hotpot? No really, what is it?
Google Maps 4.7 was just published to the Android Market and it included two new features including the ability to “rate places and get personalized place recommendations” and a new “Rate Places” widget for the desktop that lets you quickly rate your current location.
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Thanks to a clever hacker by the name of canadiancow we might have our first glimpse of some of the UI tweaks coming to Gingerbread (Android 2.3). Apparently the latest update to Google Maps (4.6) included several icons and styling for Android’s API level 9, which corresponds with Gingerbread (level 8 is Android 2.2).
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Google Maps for mobile was updated to version 4.5 today which added several cool features including Walking Navigation (Beta), Street View smart navigation, and a new search bar. Like all previous versions of Google Maps 4.x, this update requires Android 1.6+ (sorry CLIQ owners).
Walking Navigation is one feature I have been wanting ... Read More »