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Google Maps for Android

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 4 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0
  • Total Downloads:
    82,191
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 10, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    6.23MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    90
  • Platform:
    Android
  • Product ranking:
    #1 in Map Software

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Editors' Review

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As far as mobile mapping goes, Google Maps for Android offers one of the best experiences you can get. The feature-fest, which Google has been building on for years, doesn't just tell you where you are using nothing but GPS or cell tower triangulation. It also tells you how to get where you want to go by car, public transport, or by good old-fashioned shoe leather.

A variety of add-ons layers information on top of the base map, so you can view things like traffic, transit lines, and your favorite places on the map. Version 4.0 also adds social elites access to Buzz, Google's Twitterlike service for posting status updates, photos included. The Buzz layer makes sense in Maps to geolocate your surroundings, but there's also an interesting overlap with Google Latitude, another Google location-based friend-finding service. When you find what you're looking for, selecting the business gives you options to call, get a street-level view, and switch on turn-by-turn voice navigation--a huge boon if your Android phone runs 2.0 and up of the operating system.

We'd like to say that Google Maps for Android has it all, but there's no elegant way to search for nearby businesses a la Yelp, read reviews, add your own review, and add photos. Voice search would also be nice, as would a slew of other options. The application is still developing--we're digging the recently-added pinch and zoom provision in the latest OS update--and as it does, it will become an even more reliable go-to app for your navigational and cartographic needs.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Awesome App"

April 08, 2010  |  By mericsen

 |  Version: Google Maps for Android 4.0

Pros

Easy, visually nice, and lots more

Cons

none so far

Summary

just disable the standard messaging app from sending you notifications. it's clean and it runs nice. a must-have for all android users!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.0
Version 4.0 includes support for Google Buzz
General
Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date February 10, 2010
Date Added February 10, 2010
Version 4.0
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Map Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.23MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 82,191
Downloads Last Week 90
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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