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Android Phones For Dummies, 3rd Edition by Dan Gookin

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Chapter 12

There’s a Map for That

In This Chapter

arrow Using the Maps app

arrow Adding layers to the map

arrow Finding your location

arrow Sharing your location

arrow Searching for places

arrow Saving favorite places

arrow Getting directions and navigation

Where are you? More importantly, where is the nearest Mexican restaurant? Normally, these questions can be best answered when you’re somewhere familiar or with someone who knows the territory or while standing at a brightly lit intersection and the aroma of chili peppers and tequila is wafting from a restaurant nearby and the sign says El Viejo Buey.

The answer to the questions “Where are you?” and “What’s nearby?” are readily provided by the Maps app. This app uses your phone’s global positioning system (GPS) capabilities to gather information about your location. It also ...

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