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Old 07-25-2006, 03:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys. There is a new version of Google Maps Mobile released for our 8700's (and some of the other 71xx's). It shows traffic and saves your favorite searches.

I'm from NYC, and so far I'm not able to see any traffic. Now..that's just not possible...

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Is anyone able to see the traffic?
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Old 07-25-2006, 03:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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yep, baltimore area is populated
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In Charlotte, NC......I-77 and I-85 show sections in green. I assume that means no traffic or traffice moving at a resonable speed....Being 4:30PM I find it hard to believe.
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uh, downloaded the new version, Live in the San Francisco Bay Area, how does this traffic thing work?
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i'm not familiar with this new version (yet) but id assume that by "traffic" they don't mean a "live" traffic status, but rather the average travel time for that particular road. I've seen a mapping software before that would use red, yellow, and green to show how fast that roadway usually moves. So if I see a green roadway I know the traffic would usually be moving better than someone i then red or yellow....just a thought....
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I downloaded the new version but it looks like the upgrade didn't take because it still showed version 1.2.3 or whatever it was. I went into the applications and removed it and restarted but Google maps is still on the device and no longer shows up the application list. Any ideas how to get rid of it now?
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Now both versions 1.2.3 and 1.3.0 are installed but only 1.3.0 shows up in the application list. There are two icons on the home screen and both run.
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Now both versions 1.2.3 and 1.3.0 are installed but only 1.3.0 shows up in the application list. There are two icons on the home screen and both run.
I got the same damn thing! How do I get rid of the old version?!

(i'm afraid to find out that it might require wiping )
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No wiping required.
Options / Advanced / Applications / Click wheel and view modules

find the old one and delete it.
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Where is the link to download the software to the device for google map?
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here it is gofindsam Google Maps
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No wiping required.
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find the old one and delete it.

that worked, thanks
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Nice upgrade!
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Default It looks to me like a live traffic feed

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i'm not familiar with this new version (yet) but id assume that by "traffic" they don't mean a "live" traffic status, but rather the average travel time for that particular road. I've seen a mapping software before that would use red, yellow, and green to show how fast that roadway usually moves. So if I see a green roadway I know the traffic would usually be moving better than someone i then red or yellow....just a thought....
The instructions indicate that you press the "#" key to display traffic information, which then shows green for 50 mph +, yellow for 20 - 50, and red for less than 20 (or something like that). It only works in larger cities, and it only has data for certain roads/highways. Obviously, I don't know what their data source is or how current it is, but you could tell from the data download indicator that it was downloading new data to the BB when you selected "show traffic".
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inrix.com
its modeled data with cellular traffic and gps reads to build into the predictor. I posted the article somewhere on one of the 4 other google map threads. Inrix has the content. Pretty interesting...and its new and growing
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I tried it- pretty cool but have to wait to see how accurate it is. If it is accurate then that is a winner for me!

This thread gets into the company behind it:
New Google Maps for Mobile
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Sort of cool....i say sort of because I want to test how accurate it is. Today at 4:30pm in Charlotte NC all lanes were green....i find that hard to believe...but will test for sure Friday rush hour.

Thank you to everyone who passed along this new upgrade.
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link would be nice....

Is this the newest version? Google Maps

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Originally Posted by NJBlackBerry
No wiping required.
Options / Advanced / Applications / Click wheel and view modules

find the old one and delete it.
The new one asked if I wanted to overwrite the old one, I said yes, and I have 2 icons on my desktop, but when I go to apps, I only see the new one, and no old one to delete...

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This new GMM is really great but how should it be used in comparison to Google Local for the BB? It seems a bit redundant even though the new version of GMM does have some sort of Traffic read out.

Any thoughts?
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Google Local is just an older version of this one. They both have the same idea behind them.
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