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Microsoft’s Azure Maps now has an Android SDK

Google competes with Microsoft in a number of fields. While the Seattle-based tech company doesn't have a mobile OS in the works anymore, they still go head to head against Google in areas such as web search, online maps, cloud computing, AI, programming languages, operating systems, and more. Since Microsoft has dropped its goal of...

Google Maps has an option for manual dark mode in navigation

Google Maps is one of Google's most successful products thanks to the accuracy of its data, user interface, and features. Like every other Google app on Android, Google Maps is often subjected to A/B testing. This time, however, we're not bringing you news about the slow rollout of a new feature. Today, we would like to...

Google Maps Go for Android Go gets proper turn-by-turn navigation

Android Go is Google's lightweight version of their smartphone operating system. It has a number of under the hood optimizations which makes it the perfect software to run on lower-end hardware. Aimed at developing regions, it can be an effective way of getting basic processing capabilities to everyone across the world. While some of its...

Waze now works in the standalone Android Auto app

Waze for Android Auto was launched last year as many users requested. It was a great alternative to Google Maps. Today, you can download Waze's standalone Android Auto app on your Android device, too. The news was announced on the Google Product Forums. Unlike the previous release, this one is for drivers who don't own an Android...

Android Auto head units finally get Google Maps satellite view

Sattelite view is one of the few available viewing modes in Google Maps on various platforms. Android, iOS and web versions of the service all have a support for it. But, surprisingly, Android Auto has never had the feature. We don't really know the reason behind that, but Android Auto just got satellite view on...

Google Maps is starting to get Waze’s incident reporting

For those who aren't familiar with it, Waze is a live traffic reporting application that can notify other users of road events in the near vicinity. It can help re-route traffic in major cities such as Toronto. It's just, in general, a better alternative to Google Maps for some. Funnily enough, Google also owns Waze...

Google Maps no longer lets you directly book Uber rides

At the start of last year, we saw Google partner up with Uber so they could integrate the company's ride-sharing service directly into the Google Maps application. This integration allowed you to book a ride, track your driver, complete, and pay for the ride without ever leaving the Google Maps application. This partnership seemed to have...

Tasker Pro: Create an IRS-Compliant Mileage Tracker (and Get Money Back!)

Automation is supposed to be about simplifying everyday tasks to give you more precious time doing the things you love. At XDA, we've shown you how you can use Tasker to secure your device, improve productivity, or make driving safer, all a part of our series called 'Tasker Week.' But the fun doesn't end there. If...

MiniMap, a Clever Floating and Resizable Map Overlay

Ever needed a small map floating in the corner of your screen while you multitask? Inspired by video games featuring minimaps, XDA Senior Member Flyview created an app that offers exactly that.MiniMap shows you a small, resizable map as an overlay on any other app you're using. You can use it to give quick directions...