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Voice Search Now On Google Maps For Android
Android OS phone users can now use Google’s voice search tool inside of Google Maps. According to today’s announcement, the tool recognizes English-language speakers with American, Australian, and British accents.
There are other improvements, too:
- Transit and walking directions are available for more than 250 cities
- Business listings have been upgraded to include store hours, prices, and ratings/reviews
- Google Latitude had a location detection bug that’s been fixed
- A new “Updates” feature in Google Latitude makes it easier to communicate with friends
This update isn’t an automatic download; Google Maps for Android users will have to go get it via the Android Market.