I have an lg motion with Google maps installed. For a good while now been using maps to get around town (I live in NYC). Maps had both the bus routes and schedule. About 3 months ago I heard there was Google maps version 7 was out but the play store won't update it. It showed open or uninstall. Maps 6 is great but about a month ago I found a maps 7 apk and downloaded it.
Yesterday Google released an update to the Google Maps for Android app to make it more useful. Perhaps the biggest change involves syncing between mobile devices and the desktop browser version of Google Maps. When signed in to Google Maps with web history enabled, you will get search and directions history synced to your mobile device.
Apple is launching iOS 6 today and one of the changes that will likely spark a lot of discussion is the new Maps app that does away with Google Maps and replaces it with Apple’s own (and by most accounts inferior) mapping solution. Google, of course, isn’t sitting still, and as the New York Times reports, Google Maps for Android is set to get an update later today.
I have just installed on my LG P970 phone the new app from Google called Google Fit. Just after I opened Google fit, I got a error message that disappeared a couple of seconds later and the app could not proceed after that. All I could see from the error message is:
An old version of google maps is causing problems.
While most users of Google Maps make use of the normal Google Maps product, whether on the desktop or on their mobile device, other users tap into Google’s Maps Engine product to create custom maps. Starting yesterday, Google started rolling out an update to the Maps Engine mobile app that included a change to the name of the app. It is now known as My Maps and even got a new logo.
Although the new Google Maps update has been nothing short of a Godsend, many some of you have complained about not being able to make your maps offline… despite Google actually leaving an indirect method to save maps and stuff.