Google Maps update

Google Maps just got itself a little update to add weather to the live wallpaper. Haven't actually seen any weather yet in Version 4.5.1, but I've been accused of living in a vacuum before. Get it now in the Android Market. [via Android Central Forums]

 

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Google Maps gets an update, adds weather to live wallpapers

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It's a weather effect overlay on the Google Maps Wallpaper, you get your satellite view, and when it's raining you see raindrops dripping on the map.

also, if you go all the way to the left screen (and the top is empty) you get a weather drop down.

This update breaks the Google Labs option to have the blue directional arrow instead of the blue dot. Oh well...

it worked very well on my N1. very disappointed to have lost this option.

edit: very weird. opened Maps again right after posting, and the compass arrow showed itself again. the Google gods must be hearing my pleas!

Awesome...something to combat HTC sense weather on my Original Droid. Got fancy widget (HTC rip :)) on my Droid..this is just icing on the cake. Yes Sirrr..I'm hoping for rain, so I can see raindrops..lightning...we have tornado watch also..That would be awesome seeing a tornado scoop up all my app icons on my screens. LOL

It won't load on my Hero with 2.1. It is giving me a message that says "Package Invalid File". Could it be because of the stripped down 2.1 version I have that won't allow live wallpapers?

Took quite a while to load the weather overlay but finally got it. Pouring rain here as well and all I get is clouds, if that. Guess they are still working out the kinks.

I have a Mytouch with 1.6 and live wallpaper is not working.... please help! or does live wallpaper not work with 1.6???

It did solve one annoying thing. If you pressed the back button when using navigation, it used to end the program and kick you to the home screen. Now it asks if you want to quit navigation.