Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Google Maps on Android

Google previews its implementation of Maps for the Android platform.

Now that Google has it’s own platform to develop GoogleMaps for, I wonder how much effort they will put into the development of GoogleMaps for iPhone. (Maps for iPhone currently lacks many important features, like: public transit). To me this is definitely an upsetting thought.

Check out the demo of StreetView that occurs towards the end of the video. Very, very cool and a hat-tip to the developers. Definitely makes me want to own the G1 (which will have to wait 2 years as I just got into a 2yr contract for my current iPhone).

Official Google Mobile Blog: Google on Android: Maps

1 comment:

larry said...

hi john
if your interested in a follow up story to your earlier story on zzzphone in new york times please read this; you can call me at xxxxxxxxxx for more details. also we have the names of 3 MIT students who have been working summers for google android. they have been offered full time after post grad from MIT. the MIT android team were awarded $350,000 in the contest while our 4 submissions were thrown out. we have since applied for china and USA patents on our 4 software/hardware apps.
further we have been bad mouthed on the official google android blog , saying we are not recognized by google. while the android system is revolutionary and complements our revolutionary process of custom making each cell phone to each customers requirement,(including free uploading 3 android softwares of customers choice),it is anything except "open source"
as david killed goliath, we are beating google to worldwide markets (except we lose the first battle by 1 month in USA). and with a far superior, unlocked(really open sourced), 2 sim card phone. at less than half the true google phone price($179 plus $840 in extra t-mobile charges over 2 years) price.
to my knowledge only google and zzzphone are taking orders as of now.
our engineering team has 22 Chinese in shenzhen as opposed to the 1000s working in the "alliance" you can see the press release (attachment) and our phone at www.zzzphone.com beta
larry horowitz, president