Google Maps Android Download

Google Maps for Android is getting updated – download it here before it’s released

By on March 20, 2015 at 11:12 AM.

Google Maps for Android is getting updated – download it here before it’s released

Google just released Google Maps updates for both iOS and Android this past Wednesday. In the case of the iPhone app, there are some great new features that we took a closer look at in a recent post. Unfortunately, the update to the Android version of Google Maps wasn’t quite as exciting, with the only changes for Google Maps v9.5.1 listed as bug fixes and “tap the blue dot to get quick info on your current location.”

But don’t despair, Android users, because there’s already a newer version of Google Maps on the way that should be pushed out by Google soon — and you can already download it right now ahead of its official release. More →

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Google Maps iPhone Update

Google Maps for iPhone just got a big update – here are 4 new features to check out

By on March 19, 2015 at 10:02 AM.

Google Maps for iPhone just got a big update – here are 4 new features to check out

Google has been hard at work over the past few months improving the iOS version of its insanely popular Google Maps app, which is a universal build optimized for both the iPhone and iPad. We had a nice big update to enjoy back in January, and then Google came right back in early February with another update.

Now, the world’s best mobile mapping solution has been updated once again, and there are several nifty new features to enjoy as a result. More →

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Google Maps Street View Greenland

You owe it to yourself to check out Google’s amazing Street View images of Greenland

By on February 18, 2015 at 10:30 PM.

You owe it to yourself to check out Google’s amazing Street View images of Greenland

You probably wouldn’t want to visit Greenland this time of year, which is why Google is letting you explore this gorgeous and remote landmass virtually through Google Maps Street View. Google on Wednesday announced that it’s teamed up with  Visit Greenland and Asiaq to help create “immersive 360-degree imagery of the world’s largest island,” which bears a striking resemblance to the frozen lands seen in the hit video game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. More →

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Google Maps Update Download

Google Maps app update has an awesome new feature – download it early right here

By on February 6, 2015 at 11:20 AM.

Google Maps app update has an awesome new feature – download it early right here

Google Maps is one of the most popular apps on the planet, and for good reason. Getting from point A to point B used to be a huge and annoying production until mobile mapping came about, and there’s no better mobile mapping solution than Google Maps. Of course, once you’re done with whatever you needed to do at point B, Google Maps also makes it remarkably easy to find all of the nifty places nearby. And best of all, it’s completely free — as long as you consider paying with your private data to be free.

Now, in a new update, Google Maps is better than ever thanks to a new feature. And while the update hasn’t yet rolled out to all devices, you can already download it right here. More →

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Google Maps Directions

Google Maps was just updated – here are 5 new features you have to check out

Google Maps was just updated – here are 5 new features you have to check out

By on January 15, 2015 at 11:00 AM.

Google Maps is one of the most popular mobile apps on the planet. Millions upon millions of people around the world rely on the app to help them discover new places, and of course to guide them to those new places. As a result, each new Google Maps update released by Google instantly impacts millions of people — mostly for the better, but sometimes Google’s changes in Maps cause more aggravation than they’re worth.

On Wednesday evening, Google released new updates for its Google Maps apps on Android and on the iPhone. And thankfully, this is a case where all of the updates bring nifty new features and there are no big design changes that might cause people headaches. More →

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Google Maps Christmas Window Shopping

Google Maps has just made Christmas window shopping insanely better

By on December 19, 2014 at 7:45 PM.

Google Maps has just made Christmas window shopping insanely better

Google has a new amazing perk that will make Christmas and holiday window shopping insanely better for Internet users, as the company has updated its Google Maps Business View feature to include detailed imagery of certain business locations in New York and London, decorated for Christmas. More →

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Google Maps Easter Eggs

Google Maps Easter egg lets you take virtual reality tours of amazing landmarks

By on December 18, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

Google Maps Easter egg lets you take virtual reality tours of amazing landmarks

Do you want to walk around and check out the world’s tallest building, but you have no desire to fly all the way to Dubai? Well now you can tour the Burj Khalifa and other landmarks like it for just $15, which is the cost of Google Cardboard from the Unofficial Cardboard store.

For those who don’t remember, Google recently offered a blueprint so that people could make simple virtual reality headsets for their Android phones using little more than cardboard and a pair of lenses. You can also buy a pre-made headset, of course, and now you have another great reason to consider it. More →

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Google Maps 9.2 for Android Update

There’s a new version of Google Maps for Android that you can grab right now

By on December 16, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

There’s a new version of Google Maps for Android that you can grab right now

After recently updating Google Maps for Android to Material Design and releasing a bunch of interesting new features in a subsequent update, Google has again updated its popular mapping application for Android. And there’s more good news: You can download it right now.

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Google Maps Features: Lane Guidance

Check out these awesome new Google Maps features

By on December 12, 2014 at 1:40 PM.

Check out these awesome new Google Maps features

Google Maps has gotten even better, at least for European users who haven’t been able to use one of the new features Google brought to the U.S. earlier this year. The lane guidance feature enabled in a May update in America is now available in various European countries, including the U.K., Germany, France, Italy and Ireland, to both iOS and Android Google Maps users. More →

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Google Maps Vs Apple Maps

Google Maps vs. Apple Maps: The most comprehensive design comparison you’ll ever see

Google Maps vs. Apple Maps: The most comprehensive design comparison you’ll ever see

By on December 12, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

When Apple ousted Google Maps from iOS back in 2012, it wouldn’t have been such a big deal… but Apple’s own mapping solution that replaced it was an absolute disaster. The countless glitches and bugs were intolerable — though they did make some nice art — and Apple’s Maps app was so bad that police had to warn users that it might kill them.

Of course, Apple’s iOS Maps app has improved dramatically since the early days. While some users still avoid it because of the bad taste left in their mouths, it is now considered by many people to be a solid option to replace Google Maps on the iPhone and other iOS devices.

There are plenty of articles that compare the features of these two leading iOS mapping apps, but a new analysis published recently provides an astonishingly in-depth design comparison that you really need to check out. More →

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Apple Maps vs. Google Maps: Find My iPhone

Apple just removed Google from a crucial iPhone online service

By on December 9, 2014 at 4:25 PM.

Apple just removed Google from a crucial iPhone online service

Apple appears to have removed Google from one crucial iPhone online service that many people have used to track down a lost or stolen iPhone, 9to5Mac reports. The Find My iPhone/iPad/Mac feature, if enabled, allows users to precisely locate a missing Apple device on a map and take appropriate action. More →

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Google Maps Features

These are the secret ingredients that make Google Maps so awesome

By on December 8, 2014 at 11:10 AM.

These are the secret ingredients that make Google Maps so awesome

Google Maps has grown over the years to become one of the most important mapping and navigation online services available to Internet users, whether on desktops or mobile… and Google isn’t done improving it. Wired has taken an extensive look behind the curtain, revealing some of the secrets that make Google Maps a must-have application on smartphones, tablets and computers. More →

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