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New Google maps update - 12/5/2010 - anyone installed it?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Newth, May 12, 2010.

  1. Newth

    Newth Well-Known Member
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    As per title, does it do anything new & exciting?
     

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  2. IceMan2006

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    I've installed it and it says:

    What's new in Maps?

    -Share places by email, text message, Facebook, and more
    -New Navigation icon in application launcher

    I would assume these are the new features, but im no genius. :)
     
  3. chef_adrian

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    Pity the navigation doesn't work in Australia yet...still got brut maps for now though
     
  4. CorruptedSanity

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    how do you upgrade your goggle maps? I have not been able to!!

    Its not on m.google.com/maps
    neither is it in the market place or appbrain.
     
  5. Neodroid

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    It comes up as an "upgrade available" message on the notification bar on the top. I have installed it but have not been able to test out the share loction features!! yet:(
     
  6. CorruptedSanity

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    how come i have not got it?
     
  7. Its_Red

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    I got it but see absolutely no difference, where is my new Navigation icon :(
     
  8. madnlooney

    madnlooney Well-Known Member
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    can you not get it in the market?
     
  9. @ndrew

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    Ive got the navigation icon. Its in the programes menu. Just tap on it and it takes you straight to the navigation part of google maps. ;)
     
  10. Its_Red

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    Yeah looked there, and all other places a icon would be hiding but it's just not here, maybe I'll uninstall and re-install
     
  11. marand

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    I had to re boot the phone and then it was there....give that a try.
     
  12. ldn-j

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    Somehow managed to miss that there is the navigation icon in the list of programs, so it has appeared after all
     
  13. simon1

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    I think this is new:

    Plot a route, go to the list of directions and hit the Menu - lots of new options inluding ability to Report a Problem - a bit like Tomtom's. Brilliant!
     
  14. lookseehear

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    It's a shame they haven't included the nexus one front end for it, at least it's nice to have some kind of front end I guess.
     
  15. Its_Red

    Its_Red Well-Known Member
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    lol 3 days after installing and countless reboots I now have the all singing all dancing navigation icon, bit of a disappointment really as all it does it the same as the nav launcher I installed when I installed the google maps brut version before the official version was released.
     
  16. simon1

    simon1 Well-Known Member
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    Try NavLauncher app. It allows you to quickly get to Favourites, Contacts, recent destinations.
     
  17. jauhari

    jauhari Well-Known Member
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    SO the UPDATE version is automatically show up? I tried to find in Market and didn't found anything :(
     
  18. colrey

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    streetview is new in this update
     
  19. @ndrew

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    I noticed it in the market place under my downloads. It said "update avaliable". Press menu button in market place and go to downloads. Should be there.
     
  20. @ndrew

    @ndrew Well-Known Member
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    It was avaliable in the original version.
     
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