Friday, November 21, 2008
Google Street View Highlight of Apple Iphone 2.2 Update
Only two days after I compiled my wish list to Steve Jobs, the 2.2 update for iPhone arrived. Evidently, email,maps and safari were the top priorities during Apple's overhaul (246.4 megabytes).
Highlights of iPhone's 2.2 version include:
- Enhanced maps with features such as Google Street View, public transit routes and walking directions.
- Reduced crashes in Safari browser
- Podcasts available for download through Itunes, on Wi-Fi and cell networks (Before, you could download them only through your PC)
- Improved formatting of wide HTML email
- Better sound quality of voicemail messages
Two lackluster modifications:
-Pressing Home button from any Home screen displays the first Home screen
-Preference to turn on/off auto-correction in heyboard settings
By improving Safari's reliabilty, Apple addressed one of my five requests, but I'm still waiting for a video recording application for the camera,Flash Player compatibility,copy and paste and easier mobile-to-mobile picture sharing.
I wonder if Apple's update page will encounter traffic problems similar to July 11, when the 3G was released. Don't get me wrong, Streetview is a nice perk, but unless I'm in a big city, I'll rarely use it.
After a quick review of this update, one thought comes to mind: Mr. Jobs, get back to work!
By Matt O'Hern at 12:55 PM
(5) Thoughts on Google Street View Highlight of Apple Iphone 2.2 Update
I am glad that apple is continuing to update the firmware, but can they get some priorities straight? Like better integration with exchange calendar invites and some copy paste. I would love to replace my blackberry with an IPhone at work, but these basics need to be provided. Sure Street view is nice, but all its going to do is help me find the soup line if I lose my job because I missed a calendar invite.
Comments by TechyNews : Friday, November 21, 2008 at 02:04 PM
APPLE is STUCK in first gear.
They must be eating to many drugs.
People are hungry for real updates
I will get a Nokia
Comments by Jesper : Friday, November 21, 2008 at 08:44 PM
The originals are usually the best getting the upgrades is just a waste of money and gives the company something for the developers to do before launching the new product in 5 years.
Comments by ErikJ : Saturday, November 22, 2008 at 05:16 AM
I just have no earthly idea how to use streetview. I can't figure it out at all. Not sure where to go to get the blasted thing.
Comments by Brad : Sunday, November 23, 2008 at 12:54 AM
Just drop a pin on the map by clicking the flip up button on the lower right corner and the a red icon will appear, click that icon and you get the street view. Nice of google to include it for the iPhone.
App: MeterRead (Go Green, Save Green)
Comments by zerogate : Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at 02:42 AM
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