Google has updated its already slick Google Maps application for Android smartphones and tablets, with an update for iPhone and iPad coming ”soon.”
The Apple acquisition rumor this week was Waze, the crowdsourced mapping and traffic app. The only problem? Waze would only slow Apple down. There is a company, however, that could help Apple almost immediately.
Today Google declared the end of paper maps. For Android users, that is: Google Labs just launched “Download map area,” an experimental feature in Google Maps for Android.
Waze, a mobile traffic and navigation app, is giving Los Angeles commuters a new weapon in the battle against bumper-to-bumper traffic.