Following the unveiling of the new Moto G in São Paulo, Brazil, on Wednesday, Motorola has uploaded the handset’s first ad to YouTube. The one-minute clip focuses on the handset’s specifications — including its display, quad-core processor, and all-day battery life — as well as the built-in Google services and a “guaranteed” update to Android 4.4 KitKat.
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Google is in the process of rolling out a rather helpful new update for its official Maps application, bringing users “quick access” to flight, hotel and restaurant reservations – providing they are linked to your Google account.
Microsoft is trying to persuade HTC to make new smartphones that run both Android and Windows Phone, and it’s willing to cut or eliminate its own license fee to make it happen. The software giant is hoping the move will encourage consumers to try out the Windows Phone platform and eventually make the switch to it — but could the scheme backfire?
Google is pushing out a new update for its Maps application, which received a rather hefty upgrade not too long ago. This new update makes accessing the navigation screen considerably quicker and easier, with the introduction of a Google Now route and traffic overview card. In addition, the development team at Mountain View HQ has implemented a brand new ‘Tips and Tricks’ section of the app which is accessible via the hamburger menu, mounted on the left-hand side of the screen.
Google has updated its Google Maps apps for Android and iOS to add real-time incident reports from the Waze community. This means that when Waze users — or “Wazers” as they like to be called — report accidents, construction, road closures, and other delays, the alerts will be displayed inside Google Maps as well as Waze.
The good people at Motorola will probably clock me in the head with a Droid Maxx battery for saying this, but shouldn’t Google open-source Moto X technology?
Google recently revamped its Maps application, and although it looked great, it was missing one substantial feature that had been included in every other version of the app to date – the beloved scale bar. Now the team at Mountain View HQ have pushed out an update on Google Play for Maps, bringing back the measurement bar which allows you to see distances on a map.
Today Google refreshed its promoted search results for local business in Google Maps on both Android and iOS. When you search for a business, Google will now show ads for merchants that have paid in a bottom banner. Like Google search on the web, it will be obvious that the listing is a promotion.
For Nexus users who love taking Photo Spheres, Google just made submitting and uploading them on Google Maps a little bit easier.
Prior to this revamp, users could only upload the 360-degree images from their Android devices, but now they will have the option to submit and view Photo Spheres from the web as well.
We got our first look of the redesigned Google Maps at Google I/O in May. Since then the project has been in closed beta for invitees only, but Google announced today that it is opening up the new Google Maps beta to all users.
The new Google Maps will come with a simplified UI, as well as new features like real-time traffic, dynamic re-routing, reviews from Zagat and there will even be a dedicated Google Maps app for iPad. To get access all you have to do is sign-up over at maps.google.com/preview. If you hate it, you can always switch back.
Here’s the original preview video of the new features: