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    Google Maps Updated to 4.0.1 - Includes Search By Voice


    The BlackBerry edition of Google Maps has been officially updated to v4.0.1 today. One of the added features packaged with this new is a "Buzz" layer. As with Traffic, this additional layer can be toggled on or off at the users discretion from the map screen options. Personally, I have found very little use for Buzz, but the dramatic increase in version from 3.2.1 to 4.0.1 hopefully indicates that additional fixes and features are here or on the way.

    New in 4.0.1 is Search By Voice, Starred Items Sync, Search Suggestions (based on your search history).

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    I haven't been able to get "search by voice" to work on my 9550. Locks up the app. Checked the help section from my BB and it mentions "search by voice" was for Android.

    If you click here Google Maps for mobile and scroll down to supported phones you're going to see that the NEW features of this updated version are for the 'Droid and NOT the BlackBerry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orio View Post
    I haven't been able to get "search by voice" to work on my 9550. Locks up the app. Checked the help section from my BB and it mentions "search by voice" was for Android.

    If you click here Google Maps for mobile and scroll down to supported phones you're going to see that the NEW features of this updated version are for the 'Droid and NOT the BlackBerry.
    I tried to do my own address, and it would only take the numbers. I then tried to say the numbers and add a space then respeak the street, and it searched something entirely different. Havent seen the lock up issue, but its definitely not working right on my 9550 also.



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    installing now on my 8330.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmu33 View Post
    installing now on my 8330.......
    Please let us know how the new features work for you.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Orio View Post
    I haven't been able to get "search by voice" to work on my 9550. Locks up the app. Checked the help section from my BB and it mentions "search by voice" was for Android.

    If you click here Google Maps for mobile and scroll down to supported phones you're going to see that the NEW features of this updated version are for the 'Droid and NOT the BlackBerry.
    It also doesn't show that the Starred Items are supported by the berry either Orio. However when you install the app it tells you that google search by voice and starred items are a new feature. Maybe they just haven't updated the site with the new features? I shrunk out voice activation from my phone so I haven't been able to test the search feature on my 9550. Will add it back on now and let you know my findings.

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    My voice search works perfectly. 9700 here
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockguy View Post
    My voice search works perfectly. 9700 here
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    Thanks.

    It also works for the Storm 1...tried it on my son's...

    From what I've gathered...it's not working on the Storm2 running 5.0.0.607

    ...of course I have a Storm2 running 5.0.0.607 :no::no: Locks my app up !!

    Hopefully Google finds a fix for this soon.


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