It's like these two are in a race as both companies have released updates for their popular free mapping software.
Out of the two, Live Search (a clear fave here at WME) offers the most noticeable update, which greatly speeds up the loading time of the app. That was probably our biggest gripe and often made us leave the app "open" in the background to avoid the slow reload.
The new Live Search v3.5.8198.0 cuts in half the load time and you'll surely notice the zippy load bar. Other than that, nothing new to notice.
Google Maps on the other hand, has bumped it's version number to v188.8.131.52, which is a whopping 0.0.0.01 upgrade, so probably nothing major there. Indeed, there is still no "Transit" directions available here in NYC.
Oh Google, you tease so much.
Live Search can be updated via the client (natch) or go here: wls.live.com and you can grab Google Maps here.
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