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Anyone got the New Version of Maps Yet ..?

Discussion in 'Google' started by SiempreTuna, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. SiempreTuna

    SiempreTuna Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I filled in request for an 'invitation' to try the new version of maps (only available by invitation and only on desktop Chrome or Firefox at the minute), but haven't heard anything back yet :(

    Not sure why a new release of maps should require an invitation :thinking:

    From what I read, all the new version does is extend some of the street-view-inside-businesses functionality .. which is hardly very exciting ..

    I figure I must have missed something - what new killer features have they added?
     

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  3. mplevy

    mplevy Android Expert

    I have it, it's pretty cool.

    Rather than automatically going to Street View, it gives you tiles of nearby Street View images that you can select. Also, when in Maps, to get the satellite imagery you click in the bottom left corner, next to the SV pictures.

    You can also right-click a spot to select an endpoint, then right-click another spot and select to get directions, it then gives you options for walking, driving, biking, public transportation.

    Too much new stuff to list but it's a nice improvement.
     
  4. dylanrod24

    dylanrod24 Newbie

    I love the new maps. I just wish I could update my Google maps app rather than save the email.
     
  5. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire

    I have it also, which I am really enjoying. Mplevy described it best.
     
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  6. mplevy

    mplevy Android Expert

    And of course I was talking about the browser-based version, not the app. Though the browser-based version was implied when saying access was requested I suppose.
     
  7. SiempreTuna

    SiempreTuna Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Finally found my invitation to try it out last week and .. completely forgot about it :eek:

    Must remember to check it out tonight .. or maybe tomorrow :D
     
  8. SiempreTuna

    SiempreTuna Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Seems it has appeared on Play but I don't have an update available here in the UK on a Nexus 4 :thinking:
     
  9. AngelArs

    AngelArs Well-Known Member

    One of the things I really don't like about android is that it doesn't allow for manual updating. You'll just have to wait. If you don't already have it, it will be rolling out to Android 4.0.3+ users in the next couple of weeks.
     
  10. Trooper

    Trooper Android Expert

    No do not have it yet myself. Google is rolling it out in phases. You can always sideload it, but always better to wait for it to come from the play store.
     
  11. ThatOneRearEnd

    ThatOneRearEnd Well-Known Member

    Ehm, what you meant is updating ahead of schedule... You can do that by getting the apk and installing it on your device. Since it is signed you're also able to update it through the market when another update hits the shelves...

    You do a manual update when you hit the button update in the market whenever a new update appears...
     
  12. AngelArs

    AngelArs Well-Known Member

    There is no update button. This isn't the 1990's. It should be like computer software where you can click on update and it will search for you.
     
  13. AngelArs

    AngelArs Well-Known Member

    I just got it but I'm not sure that I like it. For one thing, it's not even formatted correctly to fit on the screen....
     
  14. ThatOneRearEnd

    ThatOneRearEnd Well-Known Member

    Of course is there an update button WHEN AN UPDATE IS AVAILABLE...
     
  15. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice

    Just got it about an hour ago. Haven't done anything with it yet though.
     
  16. ThatOneRearEnd

    ThatOneRearEnd Well-Known Member

    Could you post the exact version number here? I might try to get it somewhere on the net... Can't wait for new stuff XD
     
  17. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice

  18. ThatOneRearEnd

    ThatOneRearEnd Well-Known Member

    K, checking it out right now XD

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    The new interface is, let's just say, it takes getting used to... I can't use it on my Eee PC due to the fact that the zoom buttons have vanished and the Eee Pc in particular is missing a touchscreen...
     
  19. AngelArs

    AngelArs Well-Known Member


    LOL....if you go into settings and remove all updates - then an update IS AVAILABLE. Yet it won't show up as such.
     
  20. ThatOneRearEnd

    ThatOneRearEnd Well-Known Member

    Then would you be so kind and explain to me why there are buttons labeled update (they are in german in the screenshots but Aktualisierung means Update)?
     

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  21. AngelArs

    AngelArs Well-Known Member

    Those show up when google wants them too. Again, there needs to be a way to update manually. Key word manually.
     
  22. ThatOneRearEnd

    ThatOneRearEnd Well-Known Member

    My gosh, get the apk and update it by that...
    Clicking that button IS manually updating.

    Of course they are released by Google, because Google runs that damn Playstore.

    How do you think that is in Windows or anywhere else for example? The manufacturer releases the updates when they think it's the right time. And when they decide version A gets the update a week earlier than B, then you have to live with that or get the update from somewhere else and install it yourself without that GUI called Playstore in Android, Windows Update in Windows, etc...
     
  23. AngelArs

    AngelArs Well-Known Member

    Sorry, not here to debate this, and no one's talking about who runs google play. Agree to disagree. IMO the software is poorly written and should be changed for easier manual updating. Have a good day.
     
  24. Doit2it

    Doit2it Android Expert

    Got it yesterday from the Play store, and there's an update tonight (prob bug fix) I'm installing as I type. Like the new Google Now-ish look, and they updated many street view locations in the Nashville market. I passed a Google street view car on April 17th of this year and noticed it was updated after I installed the update.

    Here's me (fuzzed out) in the FedEx truck:
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  25. ThatOneRearEnd

    ThatOneRearEnd Well-Known Member

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