Google Street View goes mobile but... not for us

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bjobes, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. bjobes macrumors regular

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  2. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Lets hope this changes.. That would be nice on the iPhone.
     
  3. xgman macrumors 601

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  4. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    Well ... Google's gotta keep something for Android. ;)
     
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  6. trunksu macrumors 6502

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    quoted from that cnet article. btw i'm assuming the iphones can't guess which way you're facing (NSEW) unless you're moving correct?
     
  7. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    Even if you were moving, the phone wouldn't quite know which way it's facing. It would need a compass for that.

    'Cause, if you're facing East in a train headed West ....
     
  8. Ninja Dom macrumors 6502

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    As well as an iPhone I have a Blackberry too (work provided) and the new version of Google Maps is available for that (Google Maps for Blackberry v 2.3.1)

    It works very nicely but with my searches in London I couldn't get any Street Views. I guess it only works with major US locations at the moment.

    I did a side by side test of the new Google Maps for Blackberry and Google Maps on my iPhone running 2.1. I used the Locate Me feature to map my location and then did a search for hotels.

    The iPhone Google Map brought back just 2 results for hotels near my location whereas the new Google Maps for Blackberry brought up 8 results.

    So the search engine on the new Google Maps has improved. I expect that the new Google Maps will be available in the next iPhone firmware update.
     
  9. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Well if you can move east while the train is moving west, let me know, so I can pay you a lot of money.
     
  10. chris1h1 macrumors newbie

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    moving one direction while facing another

    He said facing east while moving west - so the GPS would know that you were moving west, but you'd need a compass for it to know that you were actually facing east.

    Do I get the money?
     

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