I just bought a Torch 9810 running OS 126.96.36.1997. I was looking for a version of Google Maps for this phone. I went to the Google mobile apps site and there is no longer a link for a Blackberry app. Apparently Google is no longer supporting Blackberry OS, and they are only offering Android versions of their latest app. I did find a download link at mobile.brothersoft.com that says Google Maps v6.14.1 is available and works for the Torch 9810, but when I attempted to download, it seems to be a broken link. It's also not available on Blackberry App World.
Can anyone tell me if this app even exists, and if so is there somewhere where I can still get it? Alternatively, do any older versions of Google Maps work on this device, and if so, where can I get them?
Also, for those who are interested, I did find a maps app that works on Blackberry OS 7 via WIFI. Mobile Gmaps (MGMaps) v.1.39.21-bb is working very well for me on my Torch 8910. It's not on Blackberry app world, and must be side-loaded via Blackberry desktop. Here's the download link: http://wap.mgmaps.com/mgmaps_bb.zip
- 12-31-2012, 08:44 PM #8
It could be the Blackberry Native Browser sends the right identificator to the Google Server (which checks for browser id's to feed you customized content).
Other browsers do not have the right identifier string so Google doesn't know you are on a Blackberry when you browse using those browsers.
On a related note...
I lost Gmail app after updating and there is no more download for it. My wife has Gmail on her phone, but I have to use the web-version (which is not bad actually).
I believe Google is moving towards the HTML5-powered web-app model as it is way easier to support and update than making "native" apps for each phone/OS and most phones are racing towards full HTML5 compatibility.
I don't think this is an attempt by Google to "stick it" to non-Android users. It just makes sense to do it all in a browser.
Sent from my BlackBerry 9810 using Crackberry Tapatalk Forum app
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