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MapQuest brings free voice navigation to Android

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Move over, Google Maps. MapQuest has announced today that its mapping software is available for free to Android users. MapQuest now provides voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation, searching for a destinat…

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Google Maps adds Latitude check-ins, aim square at Foursquare

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Location is big business. Mobile is big business. Taking advantage of both? That’s gigantic business. That’s why no one should be surprised to hear Google make a major update to its Map applicati…

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Google Maps 5.0 launches with 3D maps, offline support

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The latest version of Google Maps has launched in the Android Market, ushering in the “next generation of mobile maps,” as Google said on its Mobile Blog. Maps 5.0 is the 3D version of maps that Andy…

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Google Hotpot and Nexus S work together in new Portland promo

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Google is launching a special promotion in Portland, Oregon to promote Google HotPot/Places. In the pilot program, Google will distribute Google Places Business Kits that includes custom business cards, s…

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Google Maps Navigation live in Australia and New Zealand

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For the first time, Google Maps Navigation covers an entire continent. Google has announced that Android users in Australia can now navigate their streets with Maps Navigation, the free turn-by-turn naviga…

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FLYSmart adds locations to its Geodelic-for-airports app

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Geodelic and Clear Channel have added to the database in its airport navigation app for Android. FLYSmart is now available for more travelers who want to be able to find places in a terminal without having to wan…

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Google Maps: now with better Places reviews, filters, and Latitude

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Google recently updated the desktop version of Places to have a better, more organized results page for reviews. The mobile version gets the same treatment in a new update to the Google Maps application (Andro…

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Android Apps Alert #38: More Media and Move Miles edition

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Sunday is Android Day here at Androinica.com. That means today is the day that we highlight some of the best new Android games and apps to debut on Android this week. We browse the Market, field requests from deve…

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Viper SmartStart remotely starting cars for less, adds roadside assistance

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Viper SmartStart is an automotive accessory that can remotely control your car. Using an Android app and a piece of hardware, users can start their car from inside the house, open the trunk, lock the doors, or ac…

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OntheFly Android app finds the best airfare prices

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A few months ago, Google purchased a little known operation known as ITA Software, a company that tracks airline prices and schedules. Google promised to deliver some cool things when it acquired the company,…

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CoPilot Live USA available for only $4.99

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Finding your way around town is more affordable for people who want a GPS app other than Google Maps. ALK has released a new version of its navigation app CoPilot Live USA for only $4.99. CoPilot Live USA features…

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Vlingo adds hands-free “InCar” mode for Sprint customers

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Androinica.com has often tried to highlight apps that minimize the danger of in-car phone use, and Vlingo has just released an app that does that fairly well. Vlingo has updated its popular Android app to inclu…

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Foursquare for Android gets a major facelift, adds Tips and To-Do

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Foursquare’s Android app has often been criticized by users who want something closer to what’s available on that other platform. Those naysayers can finally pipe down because Foursquare has r…

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Google Car Home updated, added to Android Market

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Google has made its Car Home app available in the Android Market. The app has been given a visual facelift and settings that may make it less likely that users turn to the alternative car dock apps currently popul…

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Google Maps Walking Navigation: An Adventure in NY [App Reviews]

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Google Maps Navigation is Android’s most talked about and attractive feature, but not everyone needs directions while driving. Some folks want voice guidance while navigating the sidewalks more oft…

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