Google Maps

I just downloaded another update to Google Maps on my Android (I'm running 1.6) phone today.  This is the second update in a couple weeks. The last update added Google Navigation, a turn-by-turn navigation service, and a few other tweaks.  This update brings
  • Report a problem with the map or business listing
  • See businesses at an address or near a point on the map.
  • Try experimental features with labs.
I could be wrong, but this might be the first Android App from Google to have the Labs feature. Gmail has had the Labs treatment on it's web interface for a while, but I think Labs for Google Maps is a first in the app world.  It seems Maps is turning into Google's flagship app on the Andriod phone. It's definitely getting more love than any of the other Google Apps.  I wonder why they're pouring so much into this app? Do they think Maps is what will set their phones apart? Are they wanting to conquer the map/navigation world? It'll be interesting to see what the next step is.

Published by Brian

Christian, husband, father, Pepperdine alum, marketing account manager and more. Passionate about music, movies, religion, communication, nonprofits and the Lakers.

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