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Google launches Google Maps for Mobile version 2.0; now with virtual GPS

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Google Maps Mobile My Location

Google has released version 2.0 of Google Maps for Mobile which adds an impressive new feature. The My Location feature is now included in version 2.0, which is currently in beta and offers a virtual GPS. My Location will be able to give users their approximate location based on information received from cell towers in the area.

The location is anonymous and not exact but it should give you a good reference starting point, allowing you to find what is in the area around you such as restaurants and landmarks. Google estimates that My Location will place you within a 500 to 5,000-meter range of your actual location.

Currently the My Location feature will work wherever Google Maps for Mobile is currently available and can be used with most newer smartphones to include your BlackBerry, Symbian Series 60 3rd edition devices, most Windows Mobile devices, some newer Sony Ericsson devices and some Motorola devices.

Via [SlashPhone]

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