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Google Cardboard: VR on the cheap. Photo: Google

Google Cardboard: VR on the cheap. Photo: Google

Own a Google Cardboard headset? You can now use it with Google Maps to make Street View your virtual reality. The “easter egg” lets you tour virtual cities from your smartphone like never before, and it could be easier to activate.

The new Google Maps is bold and beautiful. Screenshot: Google

The new Google Maps is bold and beautiful. Screenshot: Google

Google Maps for Android is the latest Google app to get a Material Design makeover for Android 5.0 Lollipop, following the improvements to Calendar on Monday. It’s not just more colorful than it was before, however; you’ll also find new services built–in, including Uber and Open Table.

Android Wear support could be coming to your iPhone. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Android Wear support could be coming to your iPhone. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

One of the easiest ways Google could compete with Apple Watch is to make its Android Wear devices compatible with iOS. Some say it’ll never happen, but according to Android Wear product manager Jeff Chang, support for other platforms is something the search giant is “very interested in.”

HERE for Android. Image: Nokia.

HERE for Android. Image: Nokia.

Samsung has reached an agreement with Nokia to secure exclusive rights to its HERE maps service as it looks to give its Android users a new alternative to Google Maps. The new HERE app for Android will only be available on Galaxy-branded smartphones and tablets, and there will be a HERE companion app for Samsung’s new Gear S smartwatch.

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The latest Google Maps release for Android introduces some nifty new voice actions that make it even easier to get travel information while you’re behind the wheel. It also improves bicycle directions, makes the Your Places feature easier to find, and makes the Uber card available under both the car and public transport tabs.

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