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How can I install the Google Apps Package (Play Store, …) on my Android device?

I have recently installed a custom ROM and cannot find the Play Store. It seems like all apps that belong to Google are missing. How can I install the Google Apps Package (Play Store, ...) on my ...
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Is there a way to permanently turn off Google Maps until needed?

Google maps seems to have an insane amount of Intents registered for it, as well as other ways of being started. Since this is a pretty resource hungry app (especially memory wise), I would very much ...
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Why does google maps need WiFi?

Sometimes google maps gives a notification that goes something like: "for increased accuracy please turn on the Wifi" I can understand if it said "For faster loading of map layers....", but how can ...
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How can I make Google Maps cache the map for my entire city?

The Google Maps app for android caches the map tiles of areas you visit. Also, the GM Brut mod allows you to cache map tiles to the SD card. I'm on a very limited data plan, so I'd like to have my ...
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Is it possible to add a stopover or intermediate waypoint in Google Maps navigation?

On the desktop version of Google Maps, I can add multiple destinations, or drag the route created to include a specific spot that is not on the original route. Is there a way to do this on the ...
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How can I get Google Maps on Android to show metric units?

Google Maps always shows me distance values for direction results / navigation in miles, although it does show me a scale on the map itself in metric units. I rather prefer to get my direction ...
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How do I edit my home address for Google Now/Maps/Latitude?

I just upgraded to the Galaxy Nexus. In the new Google Now, the traffic for my home destination is listed incorrectly. I also noticed that the Home address for myself under the People listing is ...
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How can I share directions/route from Google Maps App?

In the web based version of Google Maps it is possible to create a link to a set of directions between two places and send it to a friend in an email or instant message. For example I can send someone ...
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Google maps wants a login now? Is there a way around this?

I've managed to get away with running my Galaxy S without every hooking it up to a Gmail account, but sometime in the last couple of weeks (I think following an OS update from Sprint) Maps started ...
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Force Google Maps to save cached maps on SD card

I am downloading a large number of map areas in Google Map for offline use. It appears that, by default, Google Map writes its cache to my phone's relatively scarce internal memory. Is there a way to ...
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How does Google Maps estimate my location without GPS?

I was wondering how Google Maps on my Android phone can locate me with a good accuracy when my GPS is disabled. At first I though it was with the cell tower but I'm not sure it can achieve this ...
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Why is Google Maps telling me that Offline Maps aren't available?

So, I've been travelling around the world a lot over the last couple of months, and one thing that I've been doing to avoid big roaming data charges on my personal phone, has been using the cached ...
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Get offline maps in new Google Maps

Google Maps was updated last night (9-July-2013 v7.0.0). While there's a lot they added, one thing they removed was the ability to cache maps offline. I relied on that functionality in poor-coverage ...
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How do I set Google Latitude to auto-update with location regularly?

When I use Google Maps it sets my Google Latitude location, but once I turn Maps off it stops. I'd like it to update with my location on a regular basis. I don't want to drain the battery by always ...
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With Google Now, can I ask for directions to one of my contacts?

I understand I can send an SMS or email to a contact, but I can't figure out how to ask for directions to the contact. Is there a voice command for Google Now that will pull up directions to a ...
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App that can import google maps saved route to use as turn-by-turn navigation

I built a driving path containing several destination points using google maps and would like to use it in a turn-by-turn GPS navigation app such as iGo. Any existing app/s that can achieve that? ...
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Is there a way to display Interstate Rest Areas on Google Maps Navigation?

I've had several instances where this information would have been useful when navigating w/ Moto Droid, but I haven't been able to figure out a way to get to interstate (USA) rest areas in Google Maps ...
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Does “make offline” option in Google Maps works with applications that utilize Google Maps?

In newer Google Maps I can make area available offline. Do other applications that rely on Google Maps (utilize Google Maps Android API) use offline maps?
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How to Edit Track in Google “My Tracks”?

I frequently for get to turn off Google My Tracks recording. When forget this after biking or hiking, it leaves a big trail on my track from where I got into my car and drove home. Is there an easy ...
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How can I save the maps downloaded from Offline Maps in Google Maps for reusing after a factory reset?

How do I save the maps that were downloaded from Offline Maps so that when I factory reset my phone I can simply put the backed up Offline Maps that were downloaded for reusing?
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What happened to real time tracking in Latitude?

What happened to the real time tracking of friends in Latitude? The feature used to be there, but I cant find it anymore
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How do I share latitude & longitute of a starred location in Google Maps?

The question title speaks for itself. How the heck do I do that in Google Maps. If I try to share a starred location, I get a link but not the coordinates.
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How can I edit the title of saved/starred places in Google Maps Android?

In Google Maps Android 5.10 you can save a place by clicking and starring the place. However, the name of the saved place is automatically generated by Maps, and can't be edited. Is there a good way ...
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Where can I download Google Maps 5.0?

Google Maps 5.0 looks like a great upgrade, with offline maps and 3D. However, I can't find it in the market. The direct download link on Google does't work as well. Do you know where I can download ...
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How can I get Google Navigation (navigation in Maps) on Android to navigate walking directions?

I know how to get walking/public transportation/biking directions, but driving directions are the only ones I can navigate (tracks the location, shows turns coming up, compensates for wrong turns, ...
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How to add a pin / marker in Google Maps?

I met a new contact from another city and quickly wanted to add his contact address in maps (so that I can find it quickly when I drive down there). Even after a lot of fiddlying, I couldn't find an ...
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Navigation app lost after updating phone

I lost the Navagation app that came with my phone after updating the phone's system. None of the free apps on Google Play work well for me. Any clues on how to get it back? It is not on Google Play.
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With Maps 6.12 Latitude seems to have vanished?

After updating, the Latitude widget seems to have vanished. And from Maps, I can't get to my Latitude friends anymore. I can't find any notes about this online, in reports or on Google pages. In the ...
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Is there a way to create location shortcuts for navigation

I often have to navigate to the same places with the google maps navigation. I use speech to enter the address. Is there a way to create shortcuts, which i can chose on the touchscreen to navigate to ...
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Pre-caching limitations and reliability in Google Maps

The latest version of the Google Maps application bundled with Android allows me to pre-cache map areas. Each time a pre-cache a point it saves the map in a 10 km hamming radius of that point. I'm ...
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Is there a way to edit my personal maps within Google Maps or any other application?

I remember that there was an application from Google to edit my personal maps. But it stopped working from Android 2.2 on and now it's even removed from the Market. Are there any plans of integration ...
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Google Maps 5.1.0 crashes often. Any solution?

Ever since upgrading to Google Maps 5.1.0 on my Droid X, I have often had Google Maps bog down and freeze to the point of completely crashing the phone. Anyone else seeing this crash? Anyone find a ...
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How does Google map know my direction as I rotate?

I realize the blue arrow on Google map, as you rotate the phone around, it will rotate as well. May I know how does it know the north south direction? It works too even my GPS is turned off.
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Google Maps not showing actual location

Google Maps is not showing my actual location. It shows me as being nearby (almost a kilometer away). What can the problem?
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Drag to change route in Android Google Maps

In Google maps, we can use "drag and drop" to get a custom route: How can we do this on Android maps? I tried to drag but it doesn't work. It provides several alternative routes, but none of them ...
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How can I access bookmarked 'my places' maps from android phone?

I have a map that was created on a desktop (map with a set of pins pointing to specific types of shops in a town - this one). I am able to save this to My Places and it shows as being bookmarked when ...
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How can I display my maps (from maps.google.com) on Android smartphone?

How can I access to "my maps" saved from desktop website (maps.google.com) from my mobile device? When I use maps application on my device I am not able to find my saved maps with my POI and my ...
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Modify search in Google Maps

Is it possible to edit a search that I have made previously when using Google Maps on Android? The situation I have sometimes is that I make a search in Google Maps but it doesn't quite give me the ...
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How do I get private bookmark from web Google Maps to Android Google Maps?

I have few private placemarks stored to "My Places" on Google Maps web version using same Google account than my Android Google Maps uses. How do I get those places to the Android?
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How can I increase the size of the Google Maps cache?

Currently the size of the Google Maps cache on Android is very small in comparison to the IPhone Maps application. A bigger cache would improve the maps application significantly by helping the maps ...
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Is there someway to make “My maps” in google maps available offline with location markers?

I see how to save a map area offline, but how can I make sure the markers layer on"my maps" is saved for offline use? I see how to view it as a layer, but are all the layers saved for offline use? ...
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Where does “Places” get all its information?

In my Nexus S, there is an application named "Places", which it is able to provide me the restaurants information near by me. Surprisingly, the information are very localize and accurate. May I know ...
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Why is Google Maps always running in the background?

I'm running on JB. The Google Maps application always seems to have 2 instances running in the background inspite of turning the GPS off. Is there a clean solution to prevent it from ever running in ...
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Search/route with pre-cached google maps?

I understand that its possible to cache Google maps for offline use. But is it possible to search or calculate new routes with the pre-cached map without connecting to internet?
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How can Google Maps accurately locate my phone when GPS is disabled? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does Google Maps estimate my location without GPS? I was wondering how Google Maps on my Android phone can locate me with a good accuracy when my GPS is disabled. ...
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Android Google map to provide alternative route

Google Map web version can provide 3 alternative routes when routing directions. However, it seems Android Google map can only provide 1 route and have no option to choose alternative routes. Is there ...
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Will an upgrade to Android 4.3 update Google Maps automatically (to the new unloved version)?

My nexus 4 is notifying me about the availability of the new installation image for Android 4.3. I would like to install it, but I'm afraid this would automatically update Google Maps to the newest ...
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How do I get 3D maps to work

I have Andorid maps 5.0.0 running on a Nexus S but I can't seem to get 3D maps. I have tried London and New York. Not sure if I am doing something stupoid or what.
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Google Maps does not support “geo:” intents, any alternative that does?

In Android Firefox (or HTML viewer), when you click on such a Geo URI link: <a href="geo:37.786971,-122.399677;u=35">Wikimedia Headquarters</a> ... you are asked what Map app to use. ...
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How much data does Google Maps navigation use?

Does anyone have a rough number for how much data Google Maps navigation uses per, say, 100 miles or something? I know it will vary slightly by user and area, but I'm just looking for an ...