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Google Maps for Android update, many new features
Google Maps for Android update, many new features

Google Maps for Android update, many new features

New version of Google Maps for android, featuring:

* You can now ‘tilt’ maps into 3D by sliding two fingers down the screen
* Rotate maps by twisting two fingers around the screen
* Smooth, continuous zooming in and out
* A new compass mode keeps things from getting overwhelming and locks Google Maps into your current perspective
* Offline copies of maps are also stored now, letting you stay on track even if you lose your Internet connection
* Google estimates the new version of Maps uses almost 70% less data

Devices supported:

google.com/sup…043

23 Comments

how do i get the update?

Original Poster

money monster

how do i get the update?



You should be able to see it in the marketplace.

the update for the googlemaps r free anyway from the android market .....i have no idea why u puttin this up???

Original Poster

minger999

the update for the googlemaps r free anyway from the android market … the update for the googlemaps r free anyway from the android market .....i have no idea why u puttin this up???



Perhaps not everyone with an android device has google maps installed?

Not sure if its because i have a G1 and lack some of the 2.2 power, but I would like the option to add an end point as a Favorite, so If I am at a place and I cannot remember how to get there I can give it a name and save it..

HOT

thanks for the heads up

minger999

the update for the googlemaps r free anyway from the android market … the update for the googlemaps r free anyway from the android market .....i have no idea why u puttin this up???

Why the neg comment...........

Original Poster

thisismark

Why the neg comment...........



Easier for some to just to winge I guess, and talk like lyrics from a Prince song :P
Odd that this was their first action after signing up. Troll perhaps.

arduino

Easier for some to just to winge I guess, and talk like lyrics from a … Easier for some to just to winge I guess, and talk like lyrics from a Prince song :POdd that this was their first action after signing up. Troll perhaps.



He's not wrong, whats the point of posting a deal for an update - if you already have it on your phone it will TELL you there's an update.


arduino

Perhaps not everyone with an android device has google maps installed?


Agreed, but you didn't post a deal for google maps, you posted it for the update.........

Edited by: "G0OSE" 18th Dec 2010

Oh FGS if you can't say something nice then just keep your mouths SHUT. The Marketplace isn't infallible it DOESN'T always tell you about updates. Maybe not a "deal" as such but I am seriously fed up with people bitching it's not a deal blah bah blah.

Thank you OP

Original Poster

G0OSE

He's not wrong, whats the point of posting a deal for an update - if you … He's not wrong, whats the point of posting a deal for an update - if you already have it on your phone it will TELL you there's an update.Agreed, but you didn't post a deal for google maps, you posted it for the update.........



He is wrong, as are you on a few points. I didn't post a 'deal', I posted in the 'freebie' section. Not everybody has android phones, google maps can be installed on other Android devices. Google applications do not ship with all Android firmwares.

If people didn't have this application installed it may be news to them.

My HTC Desire didn't automatically update this.. so quit whinging about someone trying to help others.

Thanks OP

thanks op

thanks op, didnt have automatic updates on so i didn't know about this till i saw your post

Thanks for the heads up on this. Just updated, tried it, and am very pleased.

Another pleasant surprise ta OP. Like Mitchwales my HTC Desire didn't pick this up either (auto check for sw updates is on).

whats the point in posting th..... oh wait, im not a d*ck.

thanks OP checking marketplace for update now, looks pretty cool =]

This was very helpful for me so thank you very much OP.

Cheers op must be a couple of Apple mugs moaning this ain't a deal.

Banned

Thanks - my maps hadn't updated so I just did it manually. The drag down to 3D thing didn't work though, just moved the satellite image so it was a 45 degree angle rather than 90.

Original Poster

pp0u20e8

Thanks - my maps hadn't updated so I just did it manually. The drag down … Thanks - my maps hadn't updated so I just did it manually. The drag down to 3D thing didn't work though, just moved the satellite image so it was a 45 degree angle rather than 90.



Is your handset on the list of supported devices? The app updates anyway, providing some of the features/enhancements.

Thanks
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