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.
RunKeeper for Android v3.7 arrived in beta form earlier in the week and as of today, that update is now ready for primetime. Simply put, RunKeeper v3.7 has landed in the Play Store. The changelog isn't particularity long for this update, however it does bring a new and improved Friends tab. Basically, the folks at RunKeeper have made the Friends tab more interactive.
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.
string of Waze rumors, an acquisition has been officially announced this morning. Google has acquired Waze and while they choose not to say anything in terms of the dollar amount, there does appear to be a bit of good news for both Waze and Google Maps users. Basically, it looks like each side will be getting new features from the other.
$1 billion. With that in mind, it looks like the latest Waze acquisition rumors are now connected to Google.
Instagram back in April of 2012. While that acquisition started out with talks of $1 billion, it eventually dropped to $750 million. As of today however, it is looking like Facebook may be getting ready to make another $1 billion deal. The latest company is Waze and is it being reported the two companies are in "advanced talks."
TeleNav has just announced a few rather interesting developments for their Android and iOS apps. It looks like Telenav Scout will be getting the popular 3D mapping technology for landmarks and major cities, along with many other useful new features. If you're still looking for an alternative to Google Maps you might want to read on below.