Google has updated its Google Maps application adding a new feature called “
My Location.” While the new feature is available for many phones, Apple’s iPhone is not among them.
My Location approximates your location by using the surrounding cellular towers instead of GPS data, which is often associated with such features.
“It’s not GPS, but it comes pretty close (approximately 1000m close, on average),” said Google. “We’re still in beta, but we’re excited to launch this feature and are constantly working to improve our coverage and accuracy.”
To find your location, you simply press the “0” button while in Google Maps. Your approximate location is shown with a blue dot on the map.
Google said the My Location feature is available for most web-enabled mobile phones, including Java, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Nokia/Symbian devices.
User interest in the
for an iPhone version seems high, but the feature is not compatible with the iPhone.