Google Maps for Palm OS Updated
Another update to Google’s Mobile Maps software for Palm OS has been released. This new version, 188.8.131.52, appeared quietly yesterday, exactly two months since the program's last update.
Google's mobile map page unfortunately still has not been updated to indicate the actual version number currently available. Google also does not post change logs for their app but this is not a major drawback due to the ease with which Google Maps can be downloaded and installed directly as a PRC file on any Palm OS device with internet access.
The supported Palm OS-based devices on Google’s website are specifically listed as the Palm TX handheld and the 600, 650, 680 and 700p smartphones. The recently-released Treo 755p contains an older version of Google maps in ROM and is fully compatible with this update. In fact, reports indicate, installing 184.108.40.206 on a 755p makes the new version the default version for mapping from the Treo’s Contacts app, completely overriding the default version.
Google Mobile Maps can be freely downloaded from www.google.com/gmm/treo within Blazer and installed without HotSync via the integrated Nutshell auto-installer. Gogle Mobile Maps 220.127.116.11 occupies ~567kb of available device memory in its default installed state, not counting any cached maps.