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Maps 5.0 on the Nexus S Demoed by Google

Google has just posted a walkthrough of the new Maps 5.0 running on the Nexus S to its official YouTube page. The video gives a 2:30 minute look at the new Google Maps including the full 3D maps that it offers.

Google Maps 4.5 – Now with Walking Navigation (Beta)

Google has just rolled out an update to their Maps application with a much requested feature, walking navigation. It comes meshed with the previously available walking directions and navigation features into one beta product - Walking Navigation (Beta v4.5).

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

Samsung Behold II OTA’s Are Rolling Out

The lack of support from everyone involved with this phone has been the focal point of many people losing faith in Samsung. It’ll probable never see Android 2.0+ even though there is a petition going around to make this happen. Regardless, we are hearing word that the OTA to 1.6 has started to arrive on a few Behold ll’s. Android 1.6 offers a whole world of possibilities for the Behold ll. along with this update to 1.6, Samsung is including Google Voice, Google Maps with navigation as well as the Swype keyboard. There are other various bug fixes thrown in also. Even with these extra goodies being tossed in, I still don’t see many users being happy about this whole situation. [via tmonews]

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]

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.

New Features in Todo Q for Android

If you’re forgetful like me then apps like this will really come in handy. The latest update to Todo Q makes reviewing and entering tasks much easier than before. The new button bar has shortcuts for open settings, maps, adding tasks, and toggling the display for tasks that you have completed. Widget has received and overhaul as well. It now has a 3x2 and displays up to 4 items at once. This app is $1.99 in the Android Market and it only works with 2.0 and above devices.
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