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Google Maps Updated to 4.7.0, Includes Places Widget and Ratings

Google Maps received an update tonight which brought it to version 4.7.0.  So what’s new?  A new Places widget for your home screens and the ability to rate places using a new Google service called Hotpot.  Apparently Google is going to take over the social check-in game as well and using their massive Android audience to do so.  In Hotpot you can add friends, rate just about anything on the planet, and do it all so quickly and easily now from your mobile phone.

If we find more goodies, we’ll be sure to let you know!  More info.


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  • PetCareRx complaints

    I was not knowing this!A new Places widget for your home screens and the ability to rate places using a new Google service called HOTPOT! Thanks for such helpful and useful post.

  • http://www.cindymargott.net/?p=13 Cindy Margott

    Well we all glad to know that A new Places widget for our home screens and the ability to rate places using a new Google service called Hotpot….Thanks for this..It will be really helpful..

  • http://www.ecovillage.com/eco-news eco

    I sure wish they’d let you upload KML files directly from your phone instead of through a PC. Been waiting for that one.

  • http://www.home-warranty.us/homeprotectiontotalprotecthomewarranty-buyers.htm Total Protect Home Warranty

    Well a new Google service called Hotpot is going to take over the social check-in game as well and using their massive Android audience to do so..

  • intmc

    wow! In Hotpot we can add friends, rate just about anything on the planet, and do it all so quickly and easily now from our mobile phone.thats really awesome..

  • Gatehouse Academy review

    Google Maps Updated to 4.7.0, Includes Places Widget and Ratings, using a new Google service called Hotpot. In Hotpot one can add friends, rate just about anything on the planet, and do it all so quickly and easily now from mobile phone.Its an awesome service,i will definitely go for it…

  • http://www.theandysan.com/j-hass-group-debt-settlement J Hass Group

    Google is going to take over the social check-in game as well and using their massive Android audience to do so!!

  • http://www.OrganicBabyProducts101.com Organic Baby Products

    It’s easier to get a mental picture of the road network if it isn’t constantly moving around. With navigation OTOH, it’s easier to know where to turn!!

  • http://petcarerxcomplaints.com/ PetCareRx Complaints

    Well It looks pretty awesome. I like the icons, and the status bar at the top. I really do…Thanks for sharing with us…

  • http://odyssey-tours.com/ Rome Vatican tours

    I am using Z4root my bench mark is real low. Does anyone have any ideas. Is there something in ROM Manager I can use to get my bench mark back up? Thanks!!

  • http://twitter.com/LeviFlint Levi Schroeder

    Isn't this general Android news?..

  • Rich

    When are they going all the map to rotate. I'm tired if having the cursor for my vehicle turn and have the roads all backwards and crap. Let the map rotate just like all other NAV units. I'm not talking about in NAV mode either. I like to put my phone in the dock, and hit maps when I drive around, I did this with my old Magellan. The arrow would always point in the direction my car was physically and the map would rotate around as I drove. Waze does this no problem, why can't Google?

    • Higher_Ground

      I'm a bit confused by your description, are you saying you don't like the “north up” style of map and would prefer one that orients with the direction you're traveling?

      I think it's like that because when you're using a map (at least for me) it's easier to get a mental picture of the road network if it isn't constantly moving around. With navigation OTOH, it's easier to know where to turn (butyou don't really learn the road layouts).

      Maybe they could add this as a future option? I sure wish they'd let you upload KML files directly from your phone instead of through a PC. Been waiting for that one.

  • Justin

    I love you you say you can add friends in HOTPOT!!! hhahaah!!!!

  • Trooper

    Updated today, but when I clicked on Google Maps, the What's New in Maps did not appear. Am I still cool?

  • FortitudineVincimus

    I still am at 4.3 as none of the updates since then have been of any value… kind of like this one

  • http://twitter.com/DailyPlunge Michael Henshaw

    Wasn't buzz an attempt to take over social check-in? Google dropped the ball with Dodgeball. Foursquare does a much better job and people are actually using it.

  • timarnette

    Could someone please help me. I had to get a new Droid X. My other one froze so Verizon send me a new one. I am using Z4root my bench mark is real low. Does anyone have any ideas. Is there something in ROM Manager I can use to get my bench mark back up? Thanks!!!

    • A Final Hit

      Do lots of reps with increasingly heavier weights, and also do different exercises so your body doesn't adjust to the same old routine day after day. And as the Hulkster would say, eat your vitamins and say your prayers.

    • Higher_Ground

      did you check the benchmarks stock? Maybe you got a bad replacement?

  • Mike Lierman

    Does anybody know what rom that is in the screenshot? It looks pretty awesome. I like the icons, and the status bar at the top. I really do.

    • Michael_NM

      I think that's called the VZ Galaxy Tab Rom… :-P

    • jason6g

      Me too, i still rock my d1 from time to time and i am running a near identical rom on it. http://bit.ly/cZdH0f its lithium mod (most stable and hassle free ive yet to find) except ive tweaked it a little bit here and there to more closely mimic the galaxy series

      • http://www.facebook.com/mikelierman Michael Lierman

        Awesome! I will give this a try! Thanks!

  • dellbx

    Not interested, I will skip this update until Google forces it down my throat

    • shanklin07

      Rebel!

  • Cgmartin33

    First!

    • Sprotthedestroyer

      You've won a broken Toaster

    • http://www.searingarrow.com AlienSix

      Congratulations!!!!! You win a free pair of…..oh whats the point.

      • tjhrulz

        THATS NOT YOUR JOB

    • Cgmartin33

      Thank you guys…but first I would like to thank the guy upstairs (Kellex) and of course my fans….

      • FortitudineVincimus

        take it easy Kanye