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Google Maps for Mobile hits version 3.3, syncs starred items from desktop

Google Maps for Mobile turned the big 3.3 today (for Windows Mobile, anyway). The big change this time around: Synchronizing starred locations with Google Maps on the desktop.

As often is the case we're left scrambling for release notes. But we do have an entire blog post from the Google Mobile team to go by.

Google Maps for mobile has long allowed you to add stars on a map to mark your favorite places. You may have noticed a few months ago that Google Maps for desktop browsers introduced the ability to star places as well. Unfortunately, there was no way to keep these starred places in sync with Google Maps on your phone. With today's release of Google Maps for mobile 3.3 on Windows Mobile and Symbian phones, you'll now be able to keep the starred places on your phone and on your computer completely synchronized.

For users upgrading from an older version of Google Maps for mobile, you'll be asked, when you log in, whether you'd like to synchronize your existing starred items with your Google Account. This means you can preserve all the work you've put into customizing your map on your mobile, and have it show up, conveniently, in Google Maps in your desktop browser.

Get the CAB file here for the latest version of Google Maps for Windows Mobile.

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Reader comments

Google Maps for Mobile hits version 3.3, syncs starred items from desktop

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Does this improve the ability to actually pinpoint where you are? I have switched to the Bing app as it is actually correct on where I am and it doesn't say I am 1 mile away out in the middle of Puget Sound.

Looks like this version breaks the Layers feature. When I select it, I get an Internal Error :0 message.....

is it me or does the my location feature much worse now? it use to give me a mile radius, now it gives me a city wide radius.

It's like a 1000x worse. The radius is like miles now and half the time it's dumping me in D.C. (I'm on Long Island). It's just all screwy.

I'm very disappointed in Google.

This would explain why when I go to http://m.google.com/latitude, it offers v3.2.1 to me (well here in Canada, anyway). Perhaps it's not been fully cooked yet.

My Location feature is completely dead here for me unless I have GPS enabled. Downgrading to 3.2.1 for now.

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