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Google Maps Voice Search Added to Symbian S60 and Windows Mobile


Posted on April 22nd, by Evan Selleck in archive. No Comments

You can’t keep a good feature down for too long. Or, in this case, segregated to specific mobile Operating Systems. Google Maps has been updated to 4.1, and with it comes support for Windows Mobile and Symbian S60 devices. Which, if we can run a quick calculation in our head, means a literal ton of people just got a much-desired update to their favorite mapping system.

It’s really simple to use on your device, too. After you open your newly updated Google Maps, you’ll just hit the call button, and you’ll see the familiar microphone pop up. You can use your voice to search for specific addresses, a particular business, or for a certain place you’re interested in. And, just as you’d expect from Google Maps, it’s a pretty robust system, so you should be able to find what you’re looking for.

The only bad part, so to speak, is that the system is only compatible with English and Mandarin Chinese. Though, with the English side of things, it does support multiple accents, so that’s something. The download is available right now from the mobile version of Google Maps, by accessing it through your phone’s browser. So, if you want to start talking to your phone more often, here’s another option for you.

[via Google Mobile Blog]