Owners of a number of Motorola’s Android devices, including the Droid Mini, Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx and Moto X, have been anticipating the arrival of Android 4.4 KitKat ever since their intentions to upgrade these devices was learned earlier this month. For the Moto X, specifically, it looks like the wait shouldn’t be too long according to a Motorola’s CEO.
Everywhere I look, people are complaining about Google Maps and the latest update. They are all “Why are their ads on my maps?”. Quite personally, free software has to be paid for somehow, I don’t hear anyone complaining about ads on their free versions of Candy Crush. Not to mention, these ads may also call attention to a business close to the area you are navigating, a business you may not know about yet. Don’t you think this may be relevant to your needs while traveling? In this writers eyes, I find the ads welcoming, and helps assure Google Maps retains viability for a longer period of time (someday Google may run out of money). Ok maybe not….but you never know.
Please weigh in below with your thoughts.
So, with the begging of Android users everywhere… and the popularity of Apples “find my iPhone” it seems Google is launching (albeit somewhat silently) an new application that will help users find their devices… this will be available to android users 2.2 and above (with a market share of 40% using 4.2 this is a great thing ). I’ve attached some screen shots of what the app will do.
Google mentions, that this app can ring your phone at max volume so you can find your device (vibrate or not) or even locate it on a map. They also mention, if you cannot recover your phone, it can be erased and secured, so your data does not end up in the wrong hands.
Users that want to take advantage of this…require the app to be signed into a Google account.