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Google Maps is a mapping mobile app developed by Google for the Android and iOS operating systems; it uses Google Maps for its information. It was first released for. I've always liked BlackBerry Maps and Traffic. I don't need any of the fancy tricks other systems us, BB Maps gets me to where I want to go with as little fuss and.
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Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions in Google Maps.
English, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese. Websitemaps. google. Google Maps is a mappingmobile app developed by Google for the Android and i. OSoperating systems; it uses Google Maps for its information. It was first released for Android on September 2. OS on December 1.
Apple Maps, which was released with i. OS 6.BackgroundOn November 2.
Google Maps for Mobile 2. Its location service can work with or without a GPS receiver. The "my location" feature uses the GPS / Assisted GPS location of the mobile device, if available, supplemented by determining the nearest wireless networks and cell sites. The software looks up the location of the cell site using a database of known wireless networks and sites. By triangulating the different signal strengths from different cell transmitters and then using their location property (retrieved from the online cell site database), My Location determines the user's current location.
Wireless network location method is calculated by discovering the nearby Wi. Fi hotspots and using their location property (retrieved from the online Wi. Fi database, in the same way as the cell site database) to further discover the user's location.
The order in which these take precedence is: GPS- based services. WLAN- , Wi. Fi- based services. Cell transmitter- based services. The software plots the streets in blue that are available with a yellow icon and a green circle around the estimated range of the cell site based on the transmitter's rated power (among other variables). The estimate is refined using the strength of the cell phone signal to estimate how close to the cell site the mobile device is. As of December 1.
Up until i. OS 6, the built- in maps application on i. OS was powered by Google Maps. However, with the release of the first i. OS 6 beta in June 2. Apple announced that they had created their own map service. On September 1. OS 6 was released with a new maps application with map data powered by Apple. After Apple's built- in maps application received much criticism, Google decided to create its own maps application.i. OS release. Screenshot of Google Maps running on i.
OS 7. On December 1. Google Maps was launched on the i. OS App Store. Within only two days, the application had been downloaded over 1. Shortly after the application was released, it was initially reported that the number of i.
OS upgrades to i. OS 6 surged by as much as 3. However, some reports suggest that the surge was actually due to the i. Phone 5's release in China.[1. While Google Maps as an app no longer enjoys the tight integration into the i. OS as it had as a system service, the new version offers some features said to be easier to use and more intuitive than even the Android service.[1.
FeaturesGoogle Maps for i. OS has many of the features that are in their Android map application, including turn- by- turn navigation, street view, and public transit information.[1.
The application's user interface has been completely redesigned.[1. The original version did not support the i. Pad, but Google planned to add i. Pad support.[1. 5] i.
Pad support was added with version 2. As of version 6. 9 Google Maps offers offline access to downloaded maps of certain countries, a feature only offered in Labs of previous versions.[1. As of 2. 01. 3, 1. Colombia is one country that is not available offline.[1. Until Version 7 was released in August 2. Google Maps for Android had a layer feature that optionally showed various items such as bikeways and Wikipedia articles.
Google Maps Android 2. Smartphones are being used for navigation assistance. Features provided in the application: [2. Search in plain English. Search by voice. Traffic view. Search along route.
Satellite view. Street View. Car dock mode. Maps and information are not included in the installed Google Maps for Android file; an Internet connection is required, as for i. Phone's Google Maps application.[2.
An automatic map caching feature temporarily stores recently viewed areas, reducing the amount of data to be downloaded. There is also a 'Download Map Area' feature in the Labs section of Google Maps which enables the user to download the basic road map and landmark data for an area of 1.
D buildings, search for Places and get directions.".[2. The user can download limited areas several times to cover the total area desired. Google suggests that users can make use of this feature to download the map of a foreign city before traveling to visit it, to avoid the need for expensive international roaming data downloading. ReceptionThe application has mostly had favorable reviews from critics. USA Today welcomed the application back to i.
OS, saying, "The reemergence in the middle of the night of a Google Maps app for the i. Phone is like the return of an old friend.
Only your friend, who'd gone missing for three months, comes back looking better than ever."[2. CNET, calling it "the king of maps", said, "With its i. OS Maps app, Google sets the standard for what mobile navigation should be and more."[2. Bree Fowler of the Associated Press compared Google's and Apple's map applications, saying, "The one clear advantage that Apple has is style. Like Apple devices, the maps are clean and clear and have a fun, pretty element to them, especially in 3- D. But when it comes down to depth and information, Google still reigns superior and will no doubt be welcomed back by its fans."[2.
Gizmodo gave it a "gizrank" of 4. Google has even admitted that the i. Phone and i. Pod touch version of its mapping software is more advanced than the version found on its own Android mobile phone and tablet operating system.[2. References^"Google releases map app for i. Phone as alternative to Apple's mixed- up navigation system". The Washington Post.
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