Google Maps for most of their tasks, there will always be a market for more dedicated navigation tools. And to snag a significant part of that market, MapQuest is upgrading its mobile app with some new features, which can all be yours for no cost.
TeleNav has rolled out the latest Scout for Android update. This update has already arrived in the Google Play Store and has brought some new features that deal with social and sharing. Or in other words, this update seems to have made it easier to coordinate and share your location and trip details with friends using a feature called OnMyWay.
Google teased us all with a few details stating they were taking their Street View and Trekker program to one of the most beautiful archipelagos on Earth. That being the Galapagos Islands. Where we can enjoy the Sea Lions, some of the largest tortoises in the world, and clear sky-blue waters. Today the project is complete, and below is the entire stunning journey.
Google released a pretty massive update that completely overhauled their Google Maps application for mobile devices. The new and improved Maps is pretty awesome, although some still miss the old version, but that change was to stay ahead of the competition. That competition being Apple and Nokia.
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.
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.
Garmin, that same feature can now be added to any vehicle. This functionality will be arriving as the Garmin HUD and it will work with the Navigon (or Garmin StreetPilot) navigation apps. While not yet shipping, the Garmin HUD has been priced and is expected to begin shipping later in the summer.
updates in the works, however it looks like another maps app has also been updated. This other is from Skobbler and the updated app is currently available in the Google Play Store. The app is called GPS Navigation & Maps + offline, though some may recognize the Skobbler name from ForeverMap 2. Basically, in addition to adding new features, Skobbler also updated the name.