acquisition of Waze back in June. At the time they talked about how the deal was being made in an effort to outsmart traffic and it looks like Maps users are now getting a first look at the integration. Moving forward those using Google Maps on an Android device will see real-time reports from Waze users.
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Google Maps on our smartphones, but today Google's showing off an even easier way. How exactly can it get easier you ask? Using Google Glass and the always listening voice commands to quickly search for, find, and get directions for all your destinations.
Google Maps. While this may sound like a terrible move for the average user, it may actually be the opposite. To begin with, these advertisements are based on your search queries. They are also going to be returning results that are local to your location.
Google Maps for Android and this time around they addressed the issue of offline maps. This all came as a result of the Google Maps v7 update that was announced just about a day ago. It seems, while not removing offline maps completely, Google had that functionality hidden a bit and only accessible by typing "OK Maps" into the search bar.
Google Maps for Android v7, and while there are are some useful new features, some of the most appreciated aspects of the app have been hidden or removed altogether. Spotted in the Play Store earlier today, the new app refreshes the design based on what Google did over on iOS previously, with a new Explore section that auto-predicts places to eat, drink, or stay in Google Now style cards as you type.
officially demo'd - back in May has officially begun rolling out to users running Android 4.0.3 and higher. It could be awhile before some users see the update come their way, however, with Google saying that the updates will be coming out over the next couple of weeks.
Street View has been in the news a bit lately, and today we're getting a look at one more exotic location. From the Galapagos Islands and beyond, now they're going to remote locations unavailable to the general public. Hashima Island, commonly called Gunkanjima, which was also the setting in James Bond's Skyfall is in the Google Street View Trekker's eye this week.
Google wants our help to build a better Google Maps, improve Street View, and get photos from around the world. Their impressive Street View Trekker program has brought us images of the Galapagos Islands, The Grand Canyon, and tons of other exciting places, but now they want to loan their Trekker's out to regular folks.
Google Maps and Earth is pretty impressive when you really think about it. Getting Street View images from almost every place around the world, being able to float around the globe in Google Earth and more. Well, Google's recently upgraded their system and we now have 800,000 megapixels in size images of the globe.