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New Windows Phone ‘Mango’ features revealed

May 9th, 2011

Several new features set to be introduced in Microsoft’s upcoming “Mango” update for Windows Phone were revealed this past weekend. We already knew that Mango is set to be a major update to the Windows Phone platform — perhaps the most anticipated new feature is improved multitasking support — but Microsoft had been keeping several …

Google Maps for Android surpasses 50 million downloads

April 14th, 2011

Google Maps has hit a new milestone as the first Android application to surpass the 50 million download mark. The free application has seen many revisions since its public introduction in 2008 — as part of Android 1.6 — and now includes 3D modeling with multi-touch zoom and panning, free voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation, and support …

BlackBerry Traffic updated with predicted traffic conditions, more

April 12th, 2011

Research In Motion announced on Monday that it has updated its BlackBerry Traffic navigation software to version 2.0.0.1749. The latest iteration includes the following changes: Select between two routes to a destination, and can use a new traffic view that displays predicted traffic conditions for each route. Pre-set destinations, such as work or home, or …

Google VP Marissa Mayer dishes Google mobile stats, 150M mobile maps users

March 13th, 2011

At SXSW, Google’s VP of  Location and Local Services, Marissa Mayer, took the stage and dished out some interesting Google data, including mobile stats. During her talk, Mayer revealed the following statistics we found interesting: 40% of all Google Maps usage is from mobile devices, and Christmas and New Years day mobile usage surpassed desktop …

Google Maps 5.0 for Android hits the Market

December 16th, 2010

So you just read our Nexus S review and are feeling a bit jealous of the new device, it’s understandable. Your current Android handset may not have all the computational prowess of the latest and greatest “pure Google” offering, but rest assured knowing that you can get your hands on some of the software goodies …

NAVIGON brings on-board navigation to Android

October 27th, 2010

Today, via a press release, German-based navigation company NAVIGON announced the release of its MobileNavigator product on the Android platform. Touting the software as the “first on-board navigation app from a major navigation company,” the company is hoping that some of the software’s extras — on-device maps, live traffic, real traffic-sign displays and red light …

Garmin to offer navigation software exclusively on ASUS for Android; coming soon to BlackBerry, iOS [Updated]

October 27th, 2010

Hot on the heels of the public break-up between GPS giant Garmin and handset maker ASUS, the navigation company has announced that it will still work with the Taiwanese handset providing its GPS software and some location-based service applications on select ASUS, Android handsets. The exact verbiage of the statement looks like this: ASUS will design and …

TomTom and HTC join forces to battle Google

October 20th, 2010

On a brisk day in October almost a year ago, Google announced Android 2.0 alongside the Motorola DROID. On that same day, satellite navigation companies like Garmin and TomTom saw their stock prices deflate faster than Yankees fans’ spirits in the sixth inning last night. This was no coincidence. With Android 2.0, Google announced the …

Google Maps for Android updated, walking navigation and new search bar included

September 9th, 2010

Today, Google announced that it would be updating its Google Maps application for the Android operating system to include voice-guided walking navigation and a new, improved search bar. As Google explains: Walking Navigation lets you use GPS navigation with walking directions that are more direct and use pedestrian pathways when we know about them. To …