Google Maps For Android Updated With Improved Search
Oct 28, 2010, 2:47 PM by Philip Berne
Google today launched Google Maps 4.6 for Android smartphones. The improved app brings the Places pages in line with the new look of their new desktop counterpart. Users will also find improved search filters, including an "Open Now" filter and a filter by Neighborhood option. Finally, Google Latitude users can now update their location more frequently with real-time updating, a new experimental feature. The improved Google Maps app is available for phones running Android 1.6 and better.
Google Maps and Inbox for Android Improved
Google today provided updates to its Maps and Inbox apps for the Android platform. Inbox works better on tablets, adds compatibility with Android Wear (view messages and notifications, reply via voice), and improves suggestions while users type.
Google Threads Voice Commands Deeper Into Google Maps
People can now use their voice to take full command of Google Maps when in the car. Google updated Maps today and added more support for "Ok, Google"-based voice commands.
Google Brings Q&A Feature to Maps and Search
Google today said it is adding a question-and-answer tool to Google Maps and Google Search for Android devices. Users need only search for and open business listings within Maps or Search to see the Q&A feature, which taps into data provided by Google Local Guides and others.
Send Places from Google Maps to Your iPhone
Google recently provided an update to its Maps app for iOS that adds the ability to send places from Maps on a desktop to an iPhone. The feature, which has been available to Android phones for several months, requires iPhone owners to enable notifications for Maps.
Latest Google Maps Update Makes It Easier to Locate Your Events
Google has updated Google Maps and now lets users access more personal information regarding their locations with a quick search. Google Maps culls more data from users' Gmail accounts and will automatically make event details available to Maps.