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Google Maps first to hit 50 million downloads in Android Market

Newsbrief by Dan Seifert on Wednesday April 13, 2011.

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Google's own Maps is the first app to hit the 50 million download mark in the Android Market. Maps Navigation debuted with the Android 2.0 Eclair operating system back in late 2009 and provides full GPS functionality and turn-by-turn directions to Android users. It quickly became a headline feature of Android that separated Android from other operating systems in the market. Google offers this app for free, which has shaken up the GPS industry and prompted many users to ditch their traditional GPS units. Version 5.3.1 was just released in the Market, and it allows users to check-in to places on the map and integrate with Google Latitude. Google Maps is free and available in the Android Market for Android phones and tablets with version 1.6 or higher of the OS.

source: Android Market, via: Android Police

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