Cell Phone News – Google Maps 4.2 for Android now offers biking directions, sharing feature

Today Google announced that Google Maps 4.2 with Android now provides biking directions, among a few other enhancements. Bike-only trails are marked in a dark green color while roads with bike lanes are light green. You can now add a Navigation shortcut to your homescreen, so that you can quickly begin navigating without first opening your main menu. Google also added a “Sharing” feature that lets you share a place’s address and phone number, or your exact location (including an optional snapshot). The software works on Android smartphones with Android 1.6 or newer installed, and you’ll need to update Maps to the latest version by re-downloading it in the Android Market.Read the full story here.




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