Wednesday , August 23 2017

Google Maps updated with support for Android Wear devices

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Google has released an update to the Google Maps app with Android Wear compatibility specifically called-out in the changelog.

Demonstrated during Google’s I/O Keynote on Thursday morning, Android Wear devices can integrate with Google Maps to perform searches and navigation. The updated version is of the app is v8.1.1.

Google I/O attendees will have already picked up their Android Wear devices, so this release is really aimed at them while the rest of us will be waiting until early July for our watches to be delivered.

 

Jason Murray   Deputy Editor

Before discovering the Nexus One, Jason thought he didn't need a smartphone. Now he can't bear to be without his Android phone. Jason hails from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane depending on his mood and how detailed a history you'd like. A web developer by day with an interest in consumer gadgets and electronics, he also enjoys reading comics and has a worryingly large collection of Transformers figures. He'd like to think he's a gamer, but his Wii has been in a box since he moved to Sydney, and his PlayStation Vita collection is quite lacking. Most mornings you'll find him tilting at various windmills on Twitter - follow @JM77 and say hi!

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