Google Maps Android Now On 5.7 : Launches Yesterday With Transit Navigation

G oogle has announced today that it’s releasing Google Maps 5.7 for Android. Less than a month after Google released version 5.6 for Andro...

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Google has announced today that it’s releasing Google Maps 5.7 for Android. Less than a month after Google released version 5.6 for Android, the latest version which is due on Android Market some time today, introduces Transit Navigation (Beta), updated access to directions, optimized suggested search results and a photo viewer to Place pages. Google Maps already had navigation functionality, which it says is providing over 12 billion driving and walking directions per year, using GPS technology. With the introduction of Transit Navigation, GPS is used to identify a user’s current location alongside their route, and it alerts them when it’s time to make a transfer.

Google Maps for Android features My Location to see your location on a map, even if you do not have GPS. Driving directions - you do not even have to enter your starting point. Get routes and schedules to travel via subway, bus, or on foot, or on bike. View street-level imagery of businesses and turns in directions. Real-time traffic helps you find the fastest route. Search for any business or category of interest. Get turn-by-turn GPS navigation with voice output. See your friends' locations and share yours with them. Start Maps and then select Join Latitude. View layers of geographic information (e.g. My Maps, Wikipedia, Transit, Google Buzz), get schedules for public transportation, friend suggestions in Latitude, and snippets of business reviews in the search results.

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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, good old-fashioned shoe leather, and now, by bike. Voice-guided navigation takes you turn by turn, and voice search keeps your typing fingers fresh.

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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. There's also support for social elites to access Buzz, Google's Twitter like service for posting status updates, photos included. The Buzz layer makes sense in Maps to geo locate 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.

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