New version of Google Maps ?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jestexman, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. jestexman

    jestexman Well-Known Member
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    3.2.1 in the market. and my phone says it is running 3.2.0

    Anyone tried this?


    If this is old news than i am sorry that i have been actually working today..:D
     

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  2. DroidPower

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    I downloaded it, it replaces the older version, i don't know what it updated, but i did do it. I'm waiting to see if anyone knows what was updated.
     
  3. tallelf78

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    2nd that...went to google's website to find a version history but couldn't seem to find it.

    anyone know what awesome features were upgraded/fixed??
     
  4. SuperMario

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    Sorry this might be a dumb question but in any case.. How did you update the map?
     
  5. DroidPower

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    Go to MARKET, APPS, MAPS, and look for google maps (update) and install.
     
  6. SuperMario

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    Got it..

    Thanks buddy
     
  7. Redflea

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    Not seeing this on my Droid - businesses are highlighted and can long-press for address, and options to nav to, etc., but ono reviews, photos, wikipedia, etc.

    Not showing up on my Droid after the update...no "Favorite Places" option in the Layers section.

    Anyone seeing these on their Droid? Wondering if this is WinMo only features given the lead in:

     
  8. baka

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    i downloaded this but im starting to think this version wasnt meant for droid users... especially since it was supposed to add navigation or something to android 1.6.

    also, i saw in atrackdog once that there was a version 4.0 but cant find it anywhere.... anyone else see that?
     
  9. Cruzatte

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    I got it. Took me from. 3.2.0 to 3.2.1. No difference. Like downloading the latest VVM, you only have the option to uninstall the updates, not the whole shebang.

    Anyway, probabaly no big benefit in the upgrade, but there's certainly no reason to avoid it.
     
  10. jdb

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    I havn't updated the application, but when I first got the phone, Google Maps did not show my house (just a dirt lot, as I live in a newer home), but as of about two or three days ago, my housing development shows up on the app.
     
  11. mikespe

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    Do you think that apps that came pre-installed on the Droid will be updated with OS updates? I am reluctant to upgrade a pre-installed program until I know more
     
  12. droidpcguru

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    The link seems to show the changelog for Symbian and Windows Mobile devices..not Android. This may be the reason we are not noticing the listed changes.
     
  13. oceanlight

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    yes, but i think this might be because the update is for symbian and winmo. i could not find any other changelog that refer to android. and it seems as though the above posters that installed the update on droid don't see any difference, further indicating that this update may not apply to us.

    or maybe that's exactly what you are saying. :)
     
  14. droidpcguru

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    Well, since it is in the Android Market, it is definitely for us, and a newer version..

    Now to see if anyone notices a change...
     
  15. oceanlight

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    good point. hm.
     
  16. Cruzatte

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    My thoughts exactly. When the Google folks tell me there's a compatible update to a newer version (3.2.0 to 3.2.1), I bite--whether the difference is perceptible or not.

    It's just good housekeeping... especially when the dev is capable & trusted.
     
  17. homemade-jam

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    I thought it might be an attempt to brick all the rooted phones.
     
  18. NoidZ

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    It's not illegale tot have a rooted phone
     
  19. homemade-jam

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    Doesn't have to be illegal for them not to like it. They told cyanogen to c&d, plenty of people are still running his rom with the apk they forbade him from distributing with it.
     
  20. michaelk

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    rooting
    Distributing a modified opensource os
    Distributing google's NON-open source apps.

    3 different things. First too are not illegal and apparenetly google couldn't care less about them. The last one IS illegal and from what I understand that was the beef that google had/has with cyanogen.
     
  21. Jesus

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    I'm currently running Google Maps 3.2.1 but atrackdog is listing Google Maps 4.0.0 as the latest version. Clicking on it brings up the 'new version' dialog box I'm not able to update the program. Anyone else having this problem?
     

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