Google Maps 4.0 adds Search by Voice, Buzz and More Features

Google Maps-BlackBerry

One of the best 3rd party maps app for BlackBerry – Google Maps has been updated to version 4.0.1, which now adds search by voice, Google Buzz and more features. Search by Voice feature was already present in Google Mobile App, which has been added now in Google Maps to make it more convenient to search without typing anything and getting the location results even more faster.

Search by voice

Simply press and hold the green “call” button, speak your search, and see your results quickly appear without typing a single letter.

Google Buzz

Google-Buzz-BlackBerry

Use the Google Buzz layer to see what’s going on around you or to post to the layer yourself. From the Maps main menu, select Layers > Buzz to enable the layer; open the menu and select “Post Buzz” to add your own public post from a location or place.

Other features added with 4.0 version:

  • Personalized search suggestions from your maps.google.com search history.
  • Synchronizes starred items between maps.google.com on your computer (My Maps > Starred items) and phone (Menu > Starred Items).
  • Use Labs to try experimental features like the Scale Bar or Terrain layer (great for hiking enthusiasts!).
  • See nearby businesses at an address or location by selecting a point from the map.
  • Report a problem with the map data or a business listing.

> > Visit m.google.com/maps to download Google Maps 4.0
> > Read previous post on all Google Apps available for BlackBerry

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