We were primed for a Google announcement this arvo. Sadly it’s not the Google phone, but it’s, er, close: Google Maps Mobile.We’ve been making do with the US version ‘til now but this ones British through and through.The Java download gets satellite imagery and local business searches – from Chinese takeaways to GP surgeries – complete with telephone numbers that you can dial direct from the app.Google’s own database has been beefed up by Yellow pages and other third parties such as Toptable.co.uk for restaurant reviews, and Fancyapint.com for pub listings. Londoners can also view tube maps.It’s a free 100kb download from google.co.uk/gmm – just don’t forget the download costs.
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