Category: GPS

  • Google Maps 5.0 with 3D maps and offline caching supported by Xperia X10

    Google recently announced Google Maps 5.0 with some very impressive headline features. This includes 3D vector graphics as well as offline caching and rerouting. The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is only partially supported as it includes panning, zooming, and tilting gestures only. What we are missing is the rotating gesture, which requires Android 2.2 (Froyo). […]

  • Google Maps Navigation hits UK Xperia X10’s

    UK owners of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 awoke to a special present from Google this morning. The company has made available its turn-by-turn Google Maps Navigation (with voice directions) application to the UK from today. Up until now it has only been available in the United States, so today’s release will hopefully see Google […]

  • 3D Maps demoed on Xperia X10 [Video]

    The boffins over at Ericsson Labs have shown off a 3D landscape API & SDK that allows developers to create some funky apps with 3D maps. It looks quite good with navigation reasonably smooth. This is likely to strain the CPU, although the Snapdragon chipset copes admirably with the video maintaining 30fps. Let’s just hope […]

  • Google Goggles and other apps demoed on the Xperia X10 [Video]

    One of the great things about an Android smartphone is the quality of apps on offer, none more important than those from Google itself. Rog from SE-First was lucky enough to be spending Christmas in New York and even luckier to have the Xperia X10 handset on him. He has shot a number of different […]

  • Augmented Reality app Layar demoed on Xperia X10

    The great thing about Android is the many apps that can be used to try for free in Android Market. One of the more popular apps is an augmented reality one called Layar. It uses the GPS and digital compass in the Xperia X10 to overlay on the screen the points of interest on the […]

  • Google Maps Navigation hits Android 1.6

    Google Maps Navigation is, without question, one of the killer features of Android 2.0 (Eclair). Google is aware of this and as it could be some time before manufacturers move over to the Eclair update, it has decided to update Android 1.6 (Donut) to include Google Maps Navigation. The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is due […]