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By Michelle Haag on 19 Jan 2011 04:24 pm EST
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Google Maps v4.5.2

One of my personal favorite and most used apps for BlackBerry, Google Maps, just got an update to v4.5.2.  We aren't seeing a changelog posted so our guess is that this is just a bug squishing release. The previous version was 4.5.1 which we saw released back in October of last year. If you notice any significant changes drop a comment below, or discuss your findings in the forums! To download the update head over to m.google.com/maps on your BlackBerry. Thanks to everyone that sent this in!

To download Google Maps for BlackBerry
To discuss this update in the forums

Michelle Haag Michelle Haag "@_Miche11e_ and C0001B3B5" 1191 (articles) 1683 (forum posts)
60 comments

shetach

I'm using a torch, and finally I don't have to pull up my keyboard to go to my location or zoom. They put them as buttons on screen

r0gueleader

Except that was on the last update. I've been using the touch screen buttons for a while now. :)

Theresias

Still running 4.4.0 and it does have the zoom buttons as well. ;)

shetach

I never had those options on 4.5.1. Weird

bbroad25

Im on the storm 2 9550, i can't notice anything different at all, am i missing something?

StormJH1

I guess I will try 4.5.2, but my concern was that I had 4.5.1, and for some reason, the voice search feature that I liked so much did not work on my 9700. Found an old version of 4.4 and not only did that feature worked, but it was generally smoother and faster. Hope everything works on the new one.

gregorylkelly

I was getting a ton of errors with 4.5.1 on my 9650 on OS6. Hopefully this fixes it.

kramed

How hard would it be for these idiots (Google and RIM) to post a change log? Seriously

bold1193

Also, for me on my 9650+OS6 I had problems with 4.5.1 Always got the hourglassssssss

crownr0yal

same for me on my 9780. i always get the blasted hourglass! so frustrating.

pjmacklin

in that this is google's gig, you may have to lay that one at their feet. too, not that it makes a lot of difference, you have folks running at least 2 different variations of google maps: 4.5.1 which had been pulled and 4.4 the last available version.

for what it's worth, i've been running 4.5.1 for a while and have yet to notice any significant difference.

luqman24

Its very snappy now on my Torch.

Diggs31

Random question, what font is that in the url?

Oilersboy

hey phishgirl3

I am trying to reach you but no luck but I found you here and I did not get any e-mail that I won for unlock codes from cellunlock last Jan 11 contest winners.

Mthexuma

Still doesn't work on just wifi

crownr0yal

well APPARENTLY, I had 4.4.0 on my Bold 9780. i'm so ashamed!

steviebigv

still waiting for pinch & zoom! :(

Flurrycat

Me too. It's been available on the Palm OS since that OS was originally developed. Why is it so hard to get Google to put it on the BB?!?!

stardomains

Uggg! It's exhibiting the same problem I had with it in 4.5.1!

The My Location popup bubble thing doesn't disappear!

Just took it for a ride and the thing wouldn't dismiss!

pjmacklin

if you tap the blackberry button, then tap clear map, it will!

stardomains

I didn't need to do that in 4.4.0

There's a big blue dot! I know it's my location!

I don't need to do two extra clicks like that when I'm in the car.(that's an upgrade to a program?) And lose traffic layer. I'm pretty positive it autodismissed in 4.4.0

Mario_Brewed_For_Thought

I like the my location dot and would prefer they keep it. I also like the traffic layer.

I guess Goggle cares more about me than you.

stardomains

I like the blue location dot too!

I'm talking about a dialogue bubble ABOVE the blue dot that auto-dismissed in 4.4.0 but now stays there all the time in this new version and it gets in the way of street names etc.

I LOVE the traffic layer too. The other guy suggested a method of removing the my location bubble that would also dismiss the traffic layer too. I DIDN'T want the traffic layer dismissed because I really LIKE the traffic layer.

Sashko

Both of the links to m.google.com/maps in this article are sending me to http://m.crackberry.com/m.google.com/index.php :-o

LutherSnow74

Anyone having issues downloading this? I keep getting a 907 timeout error.

Sashko

I just downloaded it fine. Make sure you're going to http://m.google.com/maps as the links in the article don't seem to work ;-)

mr_chen

Google Maps 4.5.1 worked on wifi only. The new version doesn't worked on wifi only any more.

Sashko

Well gosh darn it, you're right; I can't use it on wifi either! I hope they fix this soon. I'm getting tempted to go back to 4.4.0.

prlarkin

I'm using this on a 9780 on .359 and it works on wifi! Only issue the the my location not auto dismissing.

Rootbrian

The bug that told google maps that I was in spain (way off shore in the ocean), now it says i'm in toronto canada :D

sunyata

Just in time. I am getting my Torch tomorrow.

uforgot1

At least its new vs. 4.4 on my 9000. Latitude now has suggested friends you can add.

champr

Has anyone tried it on the 9530 yet. I tried 4.5.1 when it came out but had too many problems with it and went back to 4.4.0. It is working fine so I am not sure I want to update.

Hamp

Seems that judging by the comments, the new update has bugs of it's own. Think I'll wait until there's clarification.

jcastilloalonso

I have a little bug that was on 4.5.1 which sometimes when I start Google Maps it will send an error and close, reopening will fix make it work again, but I don't know if Latitude etc keeps working or it crashes and resumes working until I restart the application... I prefer 4.4.0 even if it's just too dated =(

This is on a 9700

Derwent Graphite

Running on Storm 2 9520 build .741

No issues, perfect.

womby

now if only google would update their google mail app. i like the app because you can actually search your mail.

cdf3

+1 for upgrading Mail app. Wish they would add an app for GoogleDocs.

rearview

Still no pinch zoom?? ugh!

coolcut

voice search works now on my torch! didn't work on the previous build (4.5.1.)

kaotik_187

Like someone previously said here.... only 4.5.1 works on wifi!! i live in a country where i cant get the blackberry services so i have to find programs that work around that! v 4.4 didnt work on wifi alone as well! i have tried this on a bold 9700 and 9650 and discovered the same thing... i get the error message about it not working without the service, and then the program closes!! This happens on 4.4 and the new 4.5.2... i had to go back to 4.5.1!! In my opinion i believe this is the reason google pulled this version... this was their major bug here lol!!

greatgoogly

Using 4.5.2 and it is indeed working on WiFi (shut off mobile connection and tried with while only connected to WiFi). Voice searching failed the first time but after a I closed and reopened Google Maps it worked fine.

squished18

Here's a summary of the changes I've noticed so far moving from 4.5.1 to 4.5.2 on a Torch:

* Does not work over WiFi-only. You need to have your cell connection active. The program does appear to use the WiFi connection for actual data transfers, but it checks to see if you are on the cell network or not. This is a bit annoying, as I'm never sure if the carrier is actually charging me for data sent over my WiFi connection.
* Much faster performance. The loading of the map sections while panning and zooming seems to be much improved. It appears that the app may now be caching data to the device, which is nice to see. It used to be that if you closed the app all the previous caching was lost.
* Voice search works again. In 4.5.1 pressing the Talk button just switched you to the phone.

cjb44

I can't get it to work. I keep getting "application terminated: Google Maps has been denied the "Cross Application Communication" permission"

Stupid Google. (I'm sure it's not their fault, but I'll blame them anyway.)

Oh yeah, I'm using a Torch.

kakoarellano

i couldnt get the directions t work on torch... i lcicked a place so it could guide me there via GPS but it would always say route not found... hope this is fixed...

dopestar

I know this may have been addressed before but why isnt google maps on the app world.. these manual updates on popular applications should be obsolete by now... RIM add these apps to the app world..

I can just imagine how the playbook will play out with RIM's app world....

smhotstuff

I'm on a Torch & keep getting a 'download failed- invalid cod'??? Should I uninstall previous version 1st or what? Any suggestions would be appreciated :(

smhotstuff

Never mind- 5th try was the charm, I guess, finally worked :)

clint128

mine keeps sayign download failed too! after 10 trys!

Thachoc1

All these complaints about Wifi, I don't get it. How/Why are you using Wifi, if you're out and about in the streets. You know what, I apologize, I have to remind myself that everyone isn't on the greatest network (VZW)! I always have a signal so Wifi isn't a biggy to me. Pinch to zoom, i could care less about! But, how about spoken turn by turn directions, now thats the winner I want!!! Common share the wealth Google, i know they have it for the google/windows devices. Don't you want everyone to be safe. ;-)

sandra_17

Pleeeease +1

I would so love to save $10/mo on VZNavigator.

ballroomdru

When i initially went from 4.4.0 to 4.5.1 I was horrified to learn that if you lost wireless coverage, the app shut down. I live in New York City, I go underground and loose coverage daily. However, 4.4 let me keep the app up and pickup from it as soon as I got above ground. It even let me see where the transfers i need to make are and what the times are. If you didn't already know, Google maps does transit directions. I really hope they fixed this bug with 4.5.2.

Tapeworm

It crashes on my Torch when I open it up and tries to update Latitude locations. The screen says serious error and needs to restart. I downgraded to 4.4.0.

Frugal

Google Maps v4.5.1 worked great on my Storm 9530. v4.5.2 is USELESS. I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled v4.5.2 several times with different malfunctions in the program each time. I'm running Verizon 5.0.0.328. Does anyone know where to download v4.5.1?

naderalmaleh

Can anyone provide an offline link for this version of Google Maps because I can't access the application page!
Please :D