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  1. audit's Avatar
    New version of Google Maps is out. Google Maps
    Last edited by audit; 12-22-07 at 08:07 AM.
    11-28-07 10:02 AM
  2. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Hey audit, you ever see the google applications updater, you just download it and run it and it tells you when their are new versions available....I know it exists, but every link I go to never produces finding the application...I think it's just a US thing and not available to Canadians?

    This Thing

    PS: When updating to the new Google Maps you will still lose all your favorites.
    Last edited by Bla1ze; 11-28-07 at 10:25 AM.
    11-28-07 10:18 AM
  3. audit's Avatar
    I've never found the app either.
    11-28-07 10:25 AM
  4. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Ya, oh well...Google talk and Yahoo were updated as well today or yesterday.
    11-28-07 10:32 AM
  5. tyancey's Avatar
    I can't believe it. It works!! It isn't exact but close enough.
    11-28-07 11:08 AM
  6. pgregory's Avatar
    it seems to work, although its way off. It shows my location as being a couple miles away from where I actually am.
    11-28-07 11:19 AM
  7. yogi's Avatar
    Thank you for the link. Totally functionning on BB Pearl 8130, on Bell Mobility.
    11-28-07 11:29 AM
  8. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    I don't even use Google Maps, but I'm downloading it!
    11-28-07 11:41 AM
  9. Bulldawg's Avatar
    New version of Google Maps is out.

    Get ready VZW people, it NOW works with your Internal GPS!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Very cool, but still not internal GPS. Read the help on "My Location" from within Google Maps. If the phone doesn't have a GPS device, it's using cell towers and Google's servers to approximate your location. As far as VZW is concerned, our 8830s don't have internal GPS, so it's defaulted to the cell tower method.

    For me, it's off by far enough to be useless--at least at my office. My actual location isn't even inside the light blue circle, and it jumps around randomly to three different locations, all of which are at least a quarter mile from where I am.

    I think I'll still have to go with a bluetooth GPS puck.
    Last edited by Bulldawg; 11-28-07 at 11:54 AM.
    11-28-07 11:48 AM
  10. pgregory's Avatar
    That is correct, it does use cell tower triangulation. I turned the GPS off on my 8703e and it still showed my general whereabouts. I have yet to hop in the car to see if it'll move the map while I travel.
    11-28-07 11:50 AM
  11. CrownSeven's Avatar
    The aGPS integration will come in very handy. Now I no longer have to set my current location when using Google maps to search for restaurants around me for example.
    11-28-07 12:41 PM
  12. audit's Avatar
    I removed it off my 8310 with built in GPS. The damn thing had me 800 meters off and that was when I was outside with a clear view of the sky. I did battery pulls, refresh of the GPS, etc and still couldn't get any closer.
    11-28-07 12:50 PM
  13. dblo7's Avatar
    I've installed it, waited for triangulation to work for like 30 minutes (still finding location), quit, restarted, pulled battery, restarted, and STILL finding location. WTF? is this supposed to work with my 8830 or not? PS, I still don't have VZN, and I never will, so NO GPS ENABLED at the moment. does that matter? i don't think so
    11-28-07 01:11 PM
  14. the_elf's Avatar
    Does this just require Google Maps 2.0.0, or does it also require an update from Verizon for the 8830's firmware?
    11-28-07 01:39 PM
  15. storm2k's Avatar
    I just tried it on my 8130 and I only get the triangulation method. Since I'm in Manhattan, that's mostly useless, because the "approximate" circle encompasses a good stretch of lower Manhattan.
    11-28-07 01:42 PM
  16. hokieputter's Avatar
    i installed GMM 2.0.0 on my 8130, did a soft reset, then ran the app. the my location feature is WAY off. i've tried it inside my office and outside with a clear view to the sky. i've also tried it with GPS set to "911 only" and "location on". which shouldn't make a difference, because VZW has crippled the GPS, so the my location feature is using triangulation.

    i'm only getting the blue dot with the light blue circle around it. which according to the google site, indicates there is some uncertainty about my location. my location isn't even inside the light blue circle.

    anyone have any better luck? i know this is a beta version, but it's not even usable right now. is there possibly anything VZW would need to do to make this work better? firmware update?

    maybe they could unlock the autonomous GPS capabilities and we wouldn't be having this conversation. now i'm dreaming...
    11-28-07 01:47 PM
  17. trinston's Avatar
    I just downloaded it - it's giving me two different (wrong) locations every few seconds. The first position is about two miles away; the second is just within the ring.
    11-28-07 02:05 PM
  18. DearFloyd's Avatar
    Its a cool update except for the fact that its telling me Im at home on I-55 LOL.
    11-28-07 02:06 PM
  19. Bulldawg's Avatar
    Does this just require Google Maps 2.0.0, or does it also require an update from Verizon for the 8830's firmware?
    I still have the previous firmware on my 8830, and it is working (as well as can be expected when you try to get a location from a cell tower).
    11-28-07 02:08 PM
  20. trinston's Avatar
    How does this compare to the triangulation on VZW's map program?
    11-28-07 02:10 PM
  21. raakshasa's Avatar
    It seems to be working decently for me. It's off by about 4 blocks ... but then you cant really expect it to do better than that. I am well within the blue circle that it draws.
    11-28-07 02:39 PM
  22. Ricola's Avatar
    Works great!
    11-28-07 02:45 PM
  23. bbsadaj's Avatar
    works for me too. i'm inside the circle and within the meters it's saying, not exact but hey i won't complain.....my wife would say otherwise though
    11-28-07 02:59 PM
  24. duffyanneal's Avatar
    Works great for me. After zooming in the blue dot was about 15 feet away from where I was standing. The app is much more refined than the last version. Me likey...
    11-28-07 04:17 PM
  25. hokieputter's Avatar
    Works great for me. After zooming in the blue dot was about 15 feet away from where I was standing. The app is much more refined than the last version. Me likey...
    it's amazing what happens when the autonomous GPS is actually functioning like RIM intended...
    11-28-07 04:39 PM
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