Google Maps has been one of Android users’ best friends. Even before Android, this nifty service has been a life-saver for all of us, letting us know our whereabouts and how to get to our destinations. Though getting to a place is itself an important task, sometimes buildings are so huge (airports, malls, etc.) ... Read More »
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Google isn’t shy when it comes to acquiring other companies to bolster their already robust selection of services. Today’s acquisition of Zagat is a perfect example.
Zagat is a restaurant rating service that thrives in the “local” arena. Using a scale of 1-30, Tim and Nina Zagat, friends, family and other die-hard foodies have critiqued ... Read More »
The Google Maps team is back with another update for their Android app. Once again, they managed to cram a bunch of new features into it. The undoubtedly best mobile mapping app in the world is now at version 5.8, and here’s what’s new:
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Google Maps updates tend to be very minor, since the app is already very well designed. This is definitely not the case for its new update to version 5.7, which brings Transit Navigation, search categories and Photo Viewer for Place pages.
Transit Navigation and Updated Directions
Transit Navigation brings stop-by-stop directions for public ... Read More »
Google seems to be rolling out a new version of its Google Search website for mobile devices. This new version focuses heavily on local search; they’re adding a row of icons below the search bar to let you look up restaurants, bars, gas stations, etc.
Tap on any icon, and Google allows you ... Read More »
The folks over at AllAboutPhones have just uncovered some awesome news for fans of Google Navigation.
In the opinion of many, especially developers of alternative navigation applications, the main fundamental flaw of Google Navigation has been that it requires you to be connected to a data plan in order to use it. Google ... Read More »
Google Maps for Android keeps getting better and better. El Goog just released a new version of the popular app to the Market with a handful of new features. It hasn’t been more than a week since the company updated Google Maps for the mobile browser, and here we ... Read More »
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 »
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 »