We were excited a few years back when TomTom indicated it would be launching an Android version of their navigation application. After all, TomTom offers slick voices for a price, and who wouldn’t want to have Yoda or Darth Vader ordering them to their destination?
Today, TomTom co-founder Peter-Frans Pauwels told ... Read More »
This week Google rolled out a new version of Google Maps for Android that includes a new look for Navigation on devices with Android 4.0+. Google also shared some interesting usage statistics which show Google Maps for Android has provided 50 billion kilometers of turn-by-turn directions, the equivalent of 130,000 trips to the moon, 334 trips ... Read More »
Lost in the hullabaloo of the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show yesterday was an update to the Google Maps application that Google pushed to the masses. The latest Google Maps for Android claims to improve battery life while at the same time improving location tracking within Google Latitude, a service known for its adverse effect on battery life.
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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 »
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 »
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 »
Google pushed out a minor update to Google Maps today that now includes biking directions, a new Navigation icon, a shortcut to share places with friends, and more.
A new bicycling layer is now available on the map which shows dedicated bike-only trails (dark green), roads with bike lanes (light green), or roads that are ... Read More »