Google steps up its check-in game with latest Google Maps update

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We haven’t heard much from Google on their location-based Latitude service, until now. The Google Maps app was recently updated, and by extension, the Latitude service. The update brings something that just might help it compete with other services like Foursquare: a leaderboard. Now ...

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Google updates trio of their Android apps (Goggles, Maps, Google+)

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Google has updated three of their Android applications today with Maps, Google+, and Google Goggles each getting new features.  While Google Maps (6.0.1) is strictly made up of bug fixes and stability enhancements, Google Goggles and Google+ are a little more meaty. Google Goggles (1.7) now ...

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Google Maps 6.0 goes indoors with mall, airport maps, and more

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Google today unveiled its latest version of their popular Android application, Google Maps, adding support for inside malls and airports.  Now, instead of seeing a generic outline of places such as the Mall of America or Atlanta’s ultra-busy airport, users will be able to see names of ...

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Google Maps updated to support NFC for Android Beam

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Google Maps was recently updated with a seemingly inconsequential addition: “Reduced app storage size with downloads for different screen resolutions.” It isn’t until actually updating that we find the real reason for the update. Once you hit update, you will be prompted that ...

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Google Maps Gets a Minor Update

Google pushed out a minor update (v5.10) to their massively popular (100,000,000 – 500,000,000 installs!) Google Maps application yesterday, adding in a pair of new features. Users will find that they are now able to attach photos to Google Place reviews and/or view Places with 4 and 5 ...

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Google Maps Updated, Tablet Support for Transit Navigation, Bubble Buttons, and More…

Google Maps was updated to version 5.9.0 today, adding a couple new “Transit” features to what is by far one of the most used apps on Android. If you’re a tablet owner brave enough to wield your expensive toy around while traveling by public transit then you will be happy to ...

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Google Maps 5.8 Arrives With Improved Places, Photo Uploads

Check your Google Maps today as there’s likely another update waiting for you.  Google has rolled out v5.8 today which largely focuses on improved support for Places. Users can now upload photos directly from their handset to tie to a Place, making it much easier to see what kind of ...

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Google Maps 5.7 Adds Transit Navigation Beta

The Google Maps application for Android has just been updated to version 5.7, adding in another beta feature.  Called Transit Navigation (Beta), it gives users a turn-by-turn (stop-by-stop) navigation  for public transit in more than 400 cities across the world.  Since this feature relies on ...

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Google Maps Navigator Routing with Live, Historic Traffic

Google is providing what they believe to be faster traffic routes based on using real-time traffic blended with historical data.

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Google Maps 5.2 Adds Latitude Pinging, Twitter Integration to Hotpot

The best map on Android keeps getting better with more Latitude and Hotpot enhancements. Version 5.2 hits the Android Market today for 1.6 devices and above.

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Google Maps 5.0 Arrives with 3D Interaction, Offline Reliability

As promised early last week by Andy Rubin, Google has rolled out the latest version (5.0) of their Maps application. The increasingly awesome app brings two major features with its release today in 3D interaction and offline caching.

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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 Adds Support for Rating Places, Hotpot to Maps 4.7

Shortly after we went on the air last night for our weekly podcast, we noticed users in our chat room talking about the new 4.7 release of Google Maps. At the time, Google had not yet updated their mobile blog with the details. Later we found out what the new version offers, and as it turns ...

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First Tastes of Gingerbread in Latest Google Maps?

As many of you know, Google Maps was updated to v4.60 last week.  What only a few eagle-eyed folks noticed, however, was that the app had some subtle hints at what might be in store for Gingerbread-based applications.  Freenode IRC member canadiancow noticed a folder contained inside the 4.60 ...

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Google Maps 4.6 Lands in Android Market

Yesterday saw yet another update to Google's Map application. The latest release features some handy options for folks who like to do more with the app than simply get from A to B.

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