Google Maps 4.5 Hits Android Market with Walking Navigation Beta

Folks with Android 1.6 or higher on their handsets should be seeing the familiar Android Market update notification.  Google has rolled out yet another update to their increasingly awesome Maps application.  This time around (v4.5) Google has meshed the previously available walking directions ...

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Google Maps Updated! New Features, Places

Google is on a roll with 6 updates for Google Maps coming over the last 6 months. Version 4.4 released today, brings us Places. The Places Icon allows you to search for locations near you, restaurants, hotels, ATMs, gas stations and more. You can even add your own custom searches as well. ...

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Google Maps 4.3 Released, Includes Optimized Ratings for Places and Latitude Suggestions

Google has pushed out version 4.3 of the increasingly useful Google Maps application for Android handsets.  If you are running 1.6 or higher, you are advised to immediately download the latest release.  There are three  improvements/additions to the Maps you’ve grown to love over the last ...

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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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Will Google Latitude be a Foursquare Killer?

Check this out.  Google Latitude has three times the number of active users as Foursquare.  Crazy, right?  In fact, Latitude has grown 30 percent per month since 2010 started and sits at three million active users.  On top of that, another five million people have signed up, but aren’t ...

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Web-based Google Maps Updated, Adds Local Businesses to Street View

For the better part of a year, business listings within Google Maps merely linked to Street View.  As of yesterday, those business listings are now displayed within Google’s Street View itself.  Now, business listings appear as names within Street View and as you hover over the name a ...

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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 Announces Synchronized Starring and Personalized Suggestions For (You Guessed It) Android

This is the kind of preferential treatment we’ve been hoping for since Android was announced.  Google just announced a pair of new features that help blur the lines between your PC and Android experience. Using your Google account, users can now pull up previous searches and ...

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Unconfirmed Rumor: Google to Buy Yelp for $500M

TechCrunch is reporting this evening that a deal between Google and Yelp is “80% likely” to happen. Rumored to be in the ballpark of $500M or more, the acquisition could be a huge gain for Google Maps and Android. Meshing Yelp’s crowd-sourced business directory together with ...

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Waze Announces Holiday Themed Version of its Free Navigation App, Launches Contest

If you’re interested in how companies plan to compete with Google Maps Navigator, we suggest you keep an eye on waze.  Rather than turning around and running in the opposite direction, the first free provider of driver-generated maps and real-time road information, embraces the challenge ...

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A Google’s Favorite Place Near You

Google is trying hard to develop tools and services that converting smartphones into a every day companion, instead of just a gadget that you use once in a while. This can be accomplished by turning the smartphone into location based friendly tool. This new service, Google’s Favorite Place, ...

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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.

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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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Hacked G1s Support Google Maps Navigation

We know you G1 owners are jealous of the Droid’s mapping system.  You can’t fool us.  It’s super awesome and you want it.  You just don’t want to switch carriers or drop a couple hundred bucks on a new phone.  What’s a guy (or gal) to do?  Well, you could ...

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Android 2.0 Adds the Game Changer Known as Google Maps Navigation

Google announced the next evolution of their Google Maps for mobile today and it’s a game-changer.  It’s called Google Maps Navigation it’s an internet-connected GPS navigation system with voice guidance.  And it comes standard with Android 2.0.  Sounds fancy huh?  It ...

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