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General Google Maps 4.1 Brings Live Wallpaper and Account Switching

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by smacky, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. smacky

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  3. smacky

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    Used it to find two locations and navigated fine. I explored the settings too, no force closes.

    It seems to be on Droids, mainly. We should be fine. If something is wrong with this one, you won't know if it's fixed until you get this one. ;)
     
  4. smittythepig

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    live wallpapers? for google maps?
     
  5. Bswartz95

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    I guess we don't have access to the live wallpaper.
     
  6. smacky

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    Yeah, the article didn't specify, though, whether it was for the N1 or for everyone. It would make sense either way.

    Can't even find the settings option in Maps.
     
  7. jaydotelloh

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    Yea, im experiencing force closes on my Droid... anyone else? Any way to roll it back?? i need my maps...
     
  8. smacky

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    Yeah, you could go search for the .apk of an older version.

    Seems like the Droid has the force close issue but not the Eris. Better hope Google fixes it before you need it next.
     
  9. jaydotelloh

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    oops, false alarm... uninstalled and reinstalled and works now, pheewwww
     
  10. rentjr

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    How do you update google maps?
     
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    Anyone test on 2.1 leak for the Eris?
     
  12. smacky

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    I'm using 2.1 on the Eris. It works.



    Good deal


    Go to Marketplace, look up your downloads, it should say update available.

    You need to be on 2.1 on the Eris to get this.
     
  13. ptown434

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    The Latitude Widget is needed to use the Live Wallpaper, but it is not available for me.

    Using the leaked 2.1 OS.


    Everything else about Maps 4.1 works fine.
     
  14. Candroid

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    I also have leaked 2.1 and google maps update works great...but can't find option for live wall paper...must just be a droid thing...that sucks but oh well...the detail of maps look greater! I LOVE THIS PHONE...but will be having an affair when the incredible comes out...shhhhh don't tell her...:eek:
     
  15. LexusBrian400

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    I thought it was just me that saw the detail of the maps was greater. Good to know I'm not just seeing things! What a difference that made.
     
  16. Candroid

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    If you push the join latitude menu key it brings up an accept or deny. if we accept will we be able to download the "widget"?
     
  17. Candroid

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    It seems the closer I zoom the better the detail than earlier release. I can see the cars in my work parking lot, a lot better! def more detail. You are not seeing things! Its amazing. I can't believe what this little phone is capable of doing! its just insane!!!
     
  18. ptown434

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    No, Latitude in the Maps is to just use it in maps, not a separate widget to with the Live wallpaper option.
     
  19. alprazolam

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    Did 4.0 give access to starred items? I remember being able to pull up my saved maps but not the starred items. If not, then this is a great addition.
     
  20. deathratlehead

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    I have the latitude widget, but I'm not sure what you're talking about with live wallpaper.
     
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    I believe improvements in handling starred items was mentioned in the release notes. I did not test this though.
     
  22. ptown434

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    So you bought the Latitude widget in the Market? Or was it some kind of setting in Maps?

    A few of us do not have that widget in the Market.

    So what exactly does the latitude widget do on your phone?
     
  23. deathratlehead

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    I didn't do anything actually. My phone said I had a Maps update, so I installed it and then chose latitude from the maps menu and it asked me if I wanted to Join, so I accepted. Then it showed my name over my GPS location. I went home, long pressed on a blank screen, chose Android Widget, and latitude was available. It just shows what friends are near your current location. It's kinda cool to be able to know exactly where your friends are....and it'd be really good for Parents.
     

  24. The widget comes with the update, there is no seperate download... It gives you the updates of you latitude friends. Have you ever used Latitude?
     
  25. bjanow

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    Too cool. Got the update notice this morning and just installed it. Very accurate too. I was reading about the live wallpaper, but I guess we don't have that, right? Not sure if I want to know exactly where my 23 year old is, however. And vice versa. Kinda like Foursquare?
     

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