Google Maps hands-on preview

Dieter Bohn checks out the new Google Maps at I/O 2013. More from The Verge:


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37 thoughts on “Google Maps hands-on preview

  • May 16, 2013 at 6:42 am

    as a time goes, it's harder to live without touch screen

  • May 16, 2013 at 7:38 am

    LoL so what map are you going to use that doesn't have adverts on again? In any case, Google doesn't sell personal data directly to anybody, FYI.

  • May 16, 2013 at 7:40 am

    IE users have been using a broken internet for ages and they don't care. If they cared, they wouldn't be using IE.

  • May 16, 2013 at 7:43 am

    LoL it may suck by 2034 standards but it's the best map service ever seen so far on Earth, where we live (I don't know where or when you are from).

  • May 16, 2013 at 7:44 am

    WebGL on 4 times the resolution of the screen you are using, and on a laptop lags a bit when doing really complex stuff? Let's moan about it!

  • May 16, 2013 at 8:10 am

    really like the fact that they made it cleaner, change to vector base, and integrated everything.

  • May 16, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    How else will the paparazzi find you and make millions from selling your photos? /s

  • May 16, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Check out Rome in 3D on Google Maps. Same problems as Apple Maps. 'Collapsed' bridges, weird building structures.

  • May 16, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    just being on the interent gives them your location. you'd have to go all Unibomber cabin living to avoid internet companies knowing about you.

  • May 17, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    I really like the improvements they made in Maps, they're amazing. Oh, and he's using a Chromebook Pixel for anyone who didn't know.

  • May 20, 2013 at 4:03 am

    This is insanely amazing. I don't know how anyone can compete with this. They're literally years ahead.

  • May 20, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Google had the 3D maps down before Apple maps was even conceived.

  • May 22, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    all of this is nice and all that but the problem is, they don't let the rest of the world have the same features. us people in the third world do not get to do most of what you jsut talked about.

  • May 28, 2013 at 8:05 am

    I've got an ivitation today, but the search doesn't work at all, and most 3dimensional objects wich I could view on the old maps don't work 🙁

  • June 6, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    Is it just me or is it not actually that much faster?

  • July 2, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    and you should just suicide yourself cause you're gonna die anyway

  • July 20, 2013 at 8:33 am

    well… it lags a lot and webgl always crashes

  • September 8, 2013 at 4:00 am

    Not. The preview is amazingly sluggish. Too much WebGL apparently. Or if it's just my computer, I really want to see the performance on some ARM-crippled Windows tablet…

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