TeleNav and Sprint Out New Android App
TeleNav and Sprint today announced a new version of its mapping and navigation application for the Android platform. The revised app includes a new dashboard that provides real-time information on the user's location and local traffic and commute times. The application also comes with three different home screen widgets, customizable car icons, and cockpit view. Other features include: up to three different route recommendations based on traffic conditions; quick access to favorite/recent destinations; local search, reviews, and gas prices; voice search and voice guidance for turn-by-turn directions. The application is free to download and use from Sprint as long as the customer is subscribed to a data plan, though some of the more advanced features require monthly fees. It works on devices running Android 2.3 Gingerbread such as the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch, HTC EVO 3D, Kyocera Milano, and Samsung Replenish.
Google Details Final Release of Android 8.0 Oreo
Google today announced the final release of Android 8.0, and also named this version "Oreo". Members of the Android Beta program will receive an update to the final version today.
Samsung Reveals Price Points for Gear Sport Watch and Icon X Headphones
Samsung today said its Gear Sport smartwatch and Icon X 2018 headphones will be available for pre-order starting October 13, with general retail availability to follow October 27. The Gear Sport, a fitness-focused smartwatch that runs Samsung's Tizen platform, costs $299.99.
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.
Microsoft Bringing Maps to Windows 10 Phones, Too
Microsoft today said the Universal Maps app for the Windows 10 platform is now available to phones running the Windows 10 Technical Preview. Device owners can download the Universal app via the Windows Insider program.