Google Maps - Playing GPS Catchup on Other Devices

A story is making the rounds that Google Maps Mobile (opens in new tab) now supports GPS. Perhaps I'm missing something, but I've been using GPS in conjunction with Google Maps Mobile on my Windows Mobile devices for awhile now. Since February. Heck, I even posted a Valentine's Day Video detailing how to set up Google Maps with a Bluetooth GPS puck.

So congrats to you, Blackberry 8800, for getting GPS support in Google Maps Mobile. It's almost like your OS offers quality 3rd party app support and development. Almost.

Google's mobile maps software will now use the GPS capability of many newer handsets (with GPS carrier support) to pinpoint your location and make directions and navigation just that much nicer.

Read: Google maps for mobile gets GPS - Engadget Mobile

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  • I think what you are missing is that on supported devices, Google Maps is accessing the internal location data that all E911-compliant handsets have-- it's basically built-in GPS. So no hockey-puck necessary. On the other hand, my MotoQ, even though it has built-in AGPS, won't release that info to third party software such as Google Maps or Live Search.