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Google Maps Update Improves Battery Life

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Jan 10, 2012, 8:03 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Google has updated Google Maps for Android and the new version makes strides in power requirements. Latitude users should see better battery life and faster refreshes for locations. It also adds the ability to guess location based on vehicle speed of the GPS signal is lost. It now also offers more public transportation route options. The update is free.

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Jan 12, 2012, 6:25 PM

Vehicle speed.. Sure would be cool to have that in Maps..

Speaking of vehicle speed, I'm baffled that Google Maps doesn't show current speed on the screen like every other navigation program does. :-/ Wonder why?

Jan 10, 2012, 10:07 PM

Vehicle speed?

What does vehicle speed have to do with retrieving a users location???
Jayshmay said:
What does vehicle speed have to do with retrieving a users location???

It's not meant to retrieve a location from cratch, but to maintain a location when GPS is lost. If I'm travelling down the intersta...
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