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    News - Google courts user contributions to Street View maps

    Android phone and digicam users can now create their own maps.
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    Re: News - Google courts user contributions to Street View maps

    It's all very well Google introducing new features to Google Maps, but they still haven't fixed what they broke last July.
    Street View is now rubbish, compared to how it was before the Update to Google Maps version 7.
    Yes, you can rollback the update in Jelly Bean, but you are stuffed if you update to KitKat there's no going back, unless you want to root your phone.
    My three year old HTC Desire, with Ice Cream Sandwich, gives a better maps experience than my Nexus 4, which I foolishly allowed to upgrade to KitKat.
    Come on Google, please listen to your customers or are you turning into Microsoft?

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    Re: News - Google courts user contributions to Street View maps

    The PC version is pretty rubbish since the last update too.

    First of all is the annoying lag of a 4 or 5 seconds before you can do anything -even type in the search box- when you first open google maps in a tab.

    Then there are a whole load of annoying user-friendliness issues, all that have been caused by their attempt at unifying the PC version with the touch screen version: Right-clicking functionality has mostly been removed, there are problems with click-and-dragging map markers and routes, as well as other problems with certain features being moved to less intuitive locations. One of the most annoying things is when you click to select a location, doing any movement of the map deselects it again.

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    Re: News - Google courts user contributions to Street View maps

    Quote Originally Posted by ColinTester View Post
    It's all very well Google introducing new features to Google Maps, but they still haven't fixed what they broke last July.
    Street View is now rubbish, compared to how it was before the Update to Google Maps version 7.
    Totally agree. I'm using JellyBaby on my HTC Desire Z, updated to v7 for one day was fortunately able to flash the old apk and move back.
    I now use an app called AppWererabbit Backup & Restore by Hairy Robot. It backs up your apps allowing you to keep different versions, so that if an update messes up your app you can always restore to a previous version. Not sure if you need to be rooted tho'.

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    Re: News - Google courts user contributions to Street View maps

    The whole of the interior of John Lewis' flagship department store is now on Street View. - link - http://crave.cnet.co.uk/gadgets/have...view-50012997/

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