Google Maps Updated to 4.2.0 – With Cycling Directions!

June 3, 2010 | By | 1 Comment

With a  large leap from 4.0.2 to 4.2.0, Google Maps was updated today to include a few interesting and exciting new features.  Download it here.  Included are the following:

I’m not positive about whether or not I have some functional issues or the application does, but with the new share places feature, when I select SMS, it opens up a blank SMS window without an address or any content in it.  I’m not sure how it’s supposed to work exactly, but if that’s in error, I hope it will be fixed shortly.

The bicycle instructions are a neat new function for you BlackBerry bicyclists!  The only downfall of that new function is that it only work in the US.  You can go from Milinocket, Maine to Chula Vista, California.  An easy, breezy 5,615 km trip.  However try making the gruelling 200 km trek from Vancouver to Seattle and it says you can’t!  Just beware.  If you intend on using these cycling directions to get yourself hurt, wait your turn, there’s already someone else who is faulting Google for their own lack of common sense.

With all these new features comes a few new looks too.  Whenever you select a location marker, the window has been redesigned.  Scrolling down will give you access to the new sharing feature and a few of the old features as well as buzzing about it and sharing it.

Let us know what your experience is like and if you’re having issue with some of the new features.  I, for one, can guarantee you that these bike directions will help me out once they come to Canada!

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  • Tonie Pravata

    Hiya, I’m really glad I have found this information. Nowadays bloggers publish just about gossips and net and this is really annoying. A good blog with exciting content, that’s what I need. Thanks for keeping this website, I’ll be visiting it. Do you do newsletters? Cant find it.