Google Maps v4.8.0 for iOS brings Share to Facebook and Messenger

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The latest Google Maps v4.8.0 brings users the ability to share places directly to Facebook and Messenger. It also brings about a few changes to the UI and a few bug fixes.

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Google Maps will now notify you if your destination will be closed upon arrival

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Driving over to a restaurant or any other place just to find out that it is closed is one of the most annoying things that happens to us. Even if you know the timings of a place by heart, you could forget about it and still head over to the place. Now Google Maps has added a new feature which will tell you whether your destination will still be open or not by the time you get there.

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Google Maps v9.10 for Android adds photo gallery viewer, car rental bookings and more

Google is bringing new version of Google Maps app for Android that adds gallery view for photos, car rental bookings and more to the interface.

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Google Maps now adds live traffic updates and alternate route options

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Google has just introduced live traffic updates as well as alternate route suggestions for Google Maps. Live traffic alerts will allow you to avoid traffic jams and make sure that you reach your destination on time.

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Three-big German auto makers wants to buy Nokia’s Here mapping unit: WSJ

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So ‘Here’ it is. Now the three biggest German auto makers along with China’s Baidu are looking to purchase Nokia’s Here mapping unit, just like the tech giants – Google, Apple, and Facebook. Continue reading “Three-big German auto makers wants to buy Nokia’s Here mapping unit: WSJ”

Google now allows you to send directions to your phone from Desktop Search

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Google has now added a new feature that will allow users to send directions to their phones from desktop search. All you have to do is go to Google search, type in send directions and hit the search button. Google will then let you pick a location and a device and you’re all set.

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Google Maps for Android gets support for Local Guides and more

Google has updated Maps for Android with new features. The company is adding integration for Local Guides service that has users reviewing local businesses and share them with others.

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Google Maps for Android and iPhone updated with Material Design and more

Google is adding Material Design features to all of its core app over the past few weeks and today it is updating Maps. Android and iPhone apps for Maps are getting a major overhaul along with few integrations and features.

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Google Earth for Android gets improved 3D experience, faster map updates and more

Google has released a major update to Google Earth on Android by enhancing the 3D rendering technology. This is the biggest feature of the latest update that further highlights mountains, cities, rivers in the map.

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Nokia HERE Maps for Android beta APK leaked, works on devices 4.0 and up

Earlier this month, it was reported that Nokia is planning to to launch a free maps app on Android and iOS by the end of 2014.  APK for the beta version of Android HERE maps was posted to Mediafire last week and was spotted by Spanish Android site El Android Libre.

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Nokia to launch free maps for Android and iOS by the end of 2014

Nokia is planning to further get deeper into the mapping business. The company already offers HERE Maps for Windows Phone 8 and 8.1. Now, the company is planning to launch a free maps app on Android and iOS by the end of 2014, as per a latest report from the The Wall Street Journal.

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Google Maps for Android gets voice commands, bike elevations and more

Soon after updating its iPhone app for Maps, Google has added several features for Maps on Android. The version 8.2 gets brings voice controls for vehicle navigation. This will be helpful for users while driving as they can ask several questions like – how is the traffic, how much time for the destination and so on.

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Google Maps for iOS updated with improved search, Gmail invitations and more

Google has updated Google Maps for iPhone and iPad with several features. The version 3.2 now has improved search results as they now come with descriptions. Google Maps for Android and iOS got updated with support to save maps for offline viewing, Uber integration and more back in May. Earlier this year these apps got faster route notification.

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