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Google Maps Now Finds "My Location" With WiFi

googlemylocationbeta Just to let all of you know Google pointed out that they have update their My Location to take advantage of WiFi. It will now use their beta technology of WiFi access point locations to assist in finding your location. According to Google this will work hand in hand with devices that are already using GPS or cell tower triangulation to narrow down your location.

I am not sure how much of a difference this will make on a device with strong cell signal and GPS but you never know. I don’t think you need to upgrade to take advantage of this but I could not confirm that. Hell this upgrade may not even be relevant to BlackBerrys but they do use a Berry in their funny demonstration video

If you don’t already have Google Maps I highly recommend picking it up at www.google.com/gmm

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  1. The same 2.3.1 version I had is offered so either nothing new for Blackberry or it did this already and we didn’t know since they rarely post change logs for new versions.

  2. I don’t think this article is about an updated app version, but about an update on Google’s side with there software/servers. I don’t see any difference from before. I have the 8320 and use the guest WiFi at work to run on UMA all day at work, and the “My Location” feature is no more accurate today for pinpointing me than before.

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