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12/10/2008
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Google Brings Street Views To S60 And Windows Mobile

Google made a new version of its Maps for Mobile available today for the Windows Mobile and S60 platforms. The major upgrade included in version 2.3 is support for Street Views in Maps for Mobile.

Google made a new version of its Maps for Mobile available today for the Windows Mobile and S60 platforms. The major upgrade included in version 2.3 is support for Street Views in Maps for Mobile.Street Views is a really helpful feature of Google Maps for Mobile, especially if you're traveling to a location you've never been before. It allows you to see a street-level image of the address or neighborhood you are looking for. Google brought this feature to the iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry platforms last month, but not other platforms.

Today, Windows Mobile and S60 get some Street Views lovin' from the Google Maps for Mobile team. Google also notes that "besides Street View, the new version of Google Maps for mobile also has a bunch of other new features: request walking directions (in addition to driving and public transit) to get anywhere on foot, receive transit alerts from participating public transportation authorities, and see what other people think of a place by reading reviews directly on your phone. We've also overhauled the entire user interface to make the app more responsive and easier to use."

I downloaded the new Maps for Mobile version to my S60 device and really like the way it works. It isn't quite as seamless or spectacular-looking as Street Views is on the HTC G1, but it gets the job done.

Windows Mobile and S60 users can snag the new version of Maps at google.com/gmm.

Yesterday, Google doubled its Street Views coverage in the United States, meaning more streets and localities to its database.

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