Google Demos Maps 5.0 on Nexus S [VIDEO]

The official YouTube account for the Nexus S was just updated with a 2-1/2 minute walkthrough of Google Maps 5.0. Using the new hot Android smart phone, we get to see all the features in the upcoming Maps release, including the 3D buildings.

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Google Maps 5.0 to Add Offline Support, Vector Graphics

Keep a close eye on your Android handset over the next few days. Google has a new version of their Maps application lined up, ready to roll out the door.

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Google Maps 4.2 Adds Biking, Navigation Features

Google updated their Maps application for Android handset yesterday and it added yet another handful of nifty features. If you are one of those people who couldn’t wait for the weather to break so you could get your bicycle out, you’ll want to check out their new biking layer. ...

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Google Maps 4.1 for Android – What’s New?

Google just keeps plugging away with updates to their Maps for Android handsets.  It has only been a few short weeks since the last version was released so we were pleasantly surprised to learn of 4.1 which hit the market last night.  Would this be a minor update with subtle, if any, noticeable ...

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Google Maps Update – What’s Nearby You?

Google has added a new feature called “What’s nearby” to the latest release of Google Maps (v3.3.0).  The feature finds and displays a list of the ten nearest businesses or other places of interest to whatever address you specify on your map. Deals, Discounts, Freebies, and More! Click ...

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Android 1.6 Gets Google Maps Navigation

One of the coolest features and improvements in Android 2.0, Google Maps Navigation, is now available for devices running Android 1.6 (Donut).  All you G1 and myTouch 3G owners are now able to take advantage of  voice guided directions and automatic rerouting. Using your data connection, ...

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The Ride is Getting Bumpy

It was bound to happen. To date, Android has enjoyed a pretty smooth ride. Updates have been frequent, reviews have been positive and the Android world was rosy. But explosive growth is always fraught with casualties and drama. On the heels of Eclair’s release that drama is hitting ...

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User Generated Maps for Android Courtesy of waze

I had a chance last week to spend a half hour with a couple of guys from waze as they showed me what they were working on.  Their real-time, user generated mapping is something we’ve not yet seen here in the US and I think it could really work well.  Android is the perfect platform... ...

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Maps, ItemizedOverlay, and You!

Learn how to create interactive maps using the ItemizedOverlay class from the Android 0.9 SDK in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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