Google Maps

Google Maps v4.3.0 adds public transit timings, more

Google has pushed out the latest update to Google Maps for Android devices, with v4.3.0 bringing with it improved information on public transport together with better usability for Latitude and venue listings.  Google Maps 4.3.0 now shows upcoming transit departure times for stations, meaning you should be able to time your journey more accurately. There's also suggestions in Latitude, Google's map-based friend tracking system, and more detailed ratings in venue listings.  For instance, places may now be rated for atmosphere and customer service. We've just installed v4.3.0 but are having trouble pulling up transit information, both for London tube stations and for the NYC metro.  The station listings show which lines are served, but tapping them doesn't pull up any timings.  Anyone else having better luck?G

Google Maps Navigation beta spreads to Canada & Europe

Google have pushed out Google Maps Navigation beta access to users across Europe and in Canada, extending the software's current availability which, so far, has been limited to the US and the UK.  The service updates the standard Google Maps app with turn-by-turn speech directions and voice control. France, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Spain, Denmark, Switzerland, Austria and the Netherlands all get Google Maps Navigation from today.  The update is available via the Android Market; let us know how you get on! [via the::unwired]

Movistar unveils the Ivy, a low-cost Android 2.1 phone with Huawei

While most of us wait in anticipation for the 2.1 OTA, a low-end device emerges with it preinstalled. Movistar, in partnership with Huawei, has launched a low-cost Android-powered handset called the Ivy. The Movistar IVY comes with the usual Google apps and is expected to launch shortly in Europe. .

Vlingo for Android – Get it Now on Android Market!

Vlingo is now available for download in the android market. This app allows you to speak to your phone to perform a variety of different task such as sending SMS or even tweets. It also allows using Google Maps, Google Search, sending emails and searching the web all via voice commands.

Samsung Galaxy S Promo Video

The Samsung Galaxy S has created a lot of buzz around the web. There’s still no official word on when this device will hit the market here in the US. Initial reports have the “Superphone” slated for release on all the major carriers here. This promo video gives you a few things to look forward to if you decide to purchase one.

Software Update: DROID Eris by HTC Coming Soon!

Verizon has made it official, the Droid Eris will be joining in on all the Android 2.1 fun. The4 update is currently listed as “Coming Soon”. This means that the OTA could reach Eris users anytime now, I wouldn’t hold my breath on it though.

Quick Look At The T-Mobile Garminfone

Ok, we’ve seen a ton of pictures of Garmin’s first entry into to the Android game. Now there’s a video of this handset in action. The guys over at Tmonews managed to get their hands on this video.  Another custom UI comes with the introduction of this phone. It’s designed to fulfill all your GPS needs, we finally get a chance to see how it works.

Google: Place Pages Mobile

Notice any changes in Google Maps lately? Place Pages is a service that combined street view images with reviews and hours of operation for various destinations. You can even access these features right from your Android handsets browser. This service will help you and your friends pick the right place to dine or visit.