Jamie Thomson

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New release of Google Maps for Mobile

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Google have just released a new version of their Google Maps for Mobile product and its got a feature that I’ve been yearning after for a very very long time, namely the ability to sync information that you capture from their website onto your mobile phone. It is best explained in their own words:

Google Maps for mobile has long allowed you to add stars on a map to mark your favorite places. Unfortunately, there was no way to keep these starred places in sync with Google Maps on your phone. With today’s release of Google Maps for mobile 3.3 on Windows Mobile and Symbian phones, you’ll now be able to keep the starred places on your phone and on your computer completely synchronized

Fantastic feature! If you have a Windows or Symbian Phone go and grab it from http://www.google.com/mobile/products/maps.html#p=default

So, Google keep innovating with their mobile maps product and continue to leave Microsoft eating their dirt. How telling it is that in the week where Google release my most requested feature for their mobile mapping product Microsoft release a version of Bing for Mobile that they claim is now freely available (see: http://discoverbing.com/mobile/) but actually is not. I’ve tried following their download instructions but each time I get the old version, not the new one.

I’ve complained on Twitter, in the comments to their blog post, even on their own Bing forums, and have so far been ignored on every single one of them.

Never mind, at least Google know how to build and deliver a decent product.



Written by Jamiet

December 5, 2009 at 5:20 pm

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  1. There is a way to get the new Bing, but is all US focused. It’s only officially available for 6.5 phones in the US, so if you put it on a 6.1 phone in the UK like I have, it tells you your device isn’t officially tested so it will behave as a beta. Just when I thought MS were starting to listen to their customers they go and do the whole "Your not having 6.5 becuase your phone doesn’t have a windows button" and making everything US only.


    December 6, 2009 at 11:56 am

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