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Google Maps Updated, Download Map Data Before You Travel

Google Maps has just received another update in the Android Market and some exciting and useful new features have been added. GPS stop-by-stop public transit directions is a big feature and currently in beta, a great help for you city goers that use public transit daily. The feature I like but doesn't seem widely mentioned is the new download map area option under Google Labs.

More Google+ Updates Coming This Weekend

More Google+ news has just hit the Stream over in + land for those that are having fun with us on the new social network. Over the next few days and this weekend Google plans to make a few things clear. They will be adding tips and helpful notifications to show users how to show and share others posts, and that should be live any time now.

T-Mobile Boosts 4G HSPA+ 42Mbps Coverage: Adds 47 New Markets

Today T-Mobile announced that they are quickly adding more and more to their 4G HSPA+ Network. To help give you a little incentive to jump aboard with their 4G service they are now boosting speeds on over 47 current 4G markets and now will have over 100 markets on their blazing fast HSPA+ 42 Network. Starting today San Diego, Fresno, Salt Lake City and many others are among the locations getting 42Mbps HSPA+ support added and more coming shortly.

Droid X Gingerbread Update happening today

Droid X users are starting to get the official Gingerbread update today, but users who want to root their phones may want to think twice. The new update is version 4.5.588, and according to reports, the devil is in the details as to what it brings. It seems that Motorola may be quietly replacing the Droid X bootloader with a locked down version and users will have no way to revert back to the previous version. As if that wasn't enough, the fact that Motorola and Verizon are quietly performing the update with no notice is just plain devious.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Software Update EC02 Pushing Now

Grab yourself a big fat update for your beloved Samsung Galaxy Tab today with the instructions and knowhow provided in this post you're inside, right now! This isn't an update to Android (aka you're not going Gingerbread here,) but you will experience some small updates that'll make your life a whole lot neater. A few items for Web Browsing and Data Access, a few items for Email and Messaging, and a short list of additional device features.

HTC Desire to get Gingerbread sooner rather than later

Back in February, we reported that HTC was bringing Gingerbread to their HTC Desire line in the second quarter. Well it looks like they're ahead of schedule, at least in Europe, because a representative from ThreeUK has tweeted that they've begun testing Gingerbread today for the HTC Desire and should have it would at the end of the month or early next. That could make a sunny Spring for Brits who were looking to wait until at least summer for their gingy goodness. The update also looks to be coming to Desire owners in Sweden around the same time.

Google App Inventor March 31st 2011 Update

It's update day over at Google's App Inventor office, and the list of improvements is a LONG one. For those not in the know, App Inventor is an application created by Google to assist developers in creating apps for their Android mobile OS. This application allows users to create apps in as simple as a drag-and-drop type manner, creating an environment where it's not only easy to create apps, it's totally fun as well! Behold a big fat update!

Motorola ATRIX 4G OTA Software Update 4.1.57

All of you dual-core wielding Motorola ATRIX 4G slinging bandits out there can be joyous of the day, for today you receive a software update totaling in at 17MB that'll update your system to 4.1.57. This update brings a few changes you'll be sure you love including improvements in Bluetooth, your fingerprint reader, battery life, screen features, phone stability, and your car dock connecting via 3.5mm jack. Sound good? Grab it!

Samsung Fascinate Update Axes SD Card Mounting

So you updated your phone a couple of days ago on your Samsung Fascinate, the update pushed out by Verizon, right? Have you tried to mount your SD card as a mass storage device to your desktop? Good luck! Users in several forums are noting a problem doing so, saying now that any attempt to mount their SD card ends up with no luck to be had.
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