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Sunday, March 11, 2007

Motorola RAZR V3 – How to install Google Mobile Maps – Directions, Traffic, more! – Step-by-Step Guide

Want an easy way to get directions, see real-time traffic in you area, and even satellite pictures of where you are, all from the comfort of you Motorola V3 RAZR phone? Well, now you can in a couple of quick steps with the help of Google Mobile Maps.

Google Mobile Maps or GMM for short, has been available for some time and is catching up with many cell phones users. It offers the same functionality as Google Maps on the web, but offers an interface optimize for your Motorola phone. In addition, it interacts real-time with other information to provide you up to date information on traffic. All of this with a single free JAVA (.jar) file software download from Google!

This guide will show you how to install the Google Mobile Maps application for your Motorola V3 RAZR phone, with a step-by-step picture guide to help you along the way. Please take note, that this does make use of your phone’s internet browser service, so usage charges may apply, depending on your plan.

Here is the step-by-step instructions.

1. Go to the browser on your Motorola V3 RAZR phone. Options (center top button) --> Browser (Media Net for AT&T/Cingular)

2. Go to options --> Go to URL

3. Enter ‘www.google.com/gmm’ into the dialog box.

4. Click on the ‘Download Google Maps’ link once the Google Mobile Maps page finishes loading.

5. Confirm the download size of 128K by clicking on the upper right selection button shown as ‘DOWNLD’

6. Google Maps.jar will download, in approximately 1 minute, depending on your connection speed.

7. Upon download completion the software will automatically install on your Motorola V3 RAZR.

8. After the application finishes the installation, it will ask you if you want to run Google Maps, select ‘Yes’.

9. The Google Maps application will take about 30 seconds to initialize. (Note: It instructs you not to use while driving, please adhere to this.)

10. The program application will now ask you to agree to the terms and conditions. Select ‘Accept’ on the right side.

11. The Google Maps for Mobile devices is now enabled on your V3 RAZR phone. You have all the options available to you including: Find Business, Find Location, Directions, Satellite View, Clear Map, Zoom, Show Traffic and more!
12. You can now use the Google Mobile Maps applications! Any time you want to exit you can do so by clicking on Options --> 0. Any time you want to return to the application, you can by going to Options --> Games (Games & Apps).

Guide is compatible with: RAZR V3, RAZR V3c, RAZR V3i, RAZR V3r, RAZR V3t, RAZR V3xx, RAZR V3m

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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do you get charged for online time for this download?

Thanks.

E

Ken Hanscom said...

It really depends on your phone plan. In some cases you may have a per kb or mb charge, while in other you may have unlimited usage.

Dustin said...

doh, looks like it doesn't work on the Motorola Ve, google maps says it's incompatible.

BigSte said...

My V3i gets as far as asking for permission to connect using the data network, but then never manages to download the T&C page.
I have given up permission to use the network but it doesn't seem to be able to.
Any ideas ?

Ken Hanscom said...

Are you setup to receive http/internet traffic. Not getting the terms and conditions seems to be an indication of that.

Anonymous said...

it says i need to give it permission to send data over the network

Anonymous said...

It doesn't work on the V3. i get an error saying incompatible. Kinda strange when my junkier L2 can handle it.

Anonymous said...

Google maps does not work withthe V3. Iused to have it, it didn't work, I removed it. when I tried to get it back - no luck. Oh well, wasn't using it anyway. and I'm not getting an iPhone.

Ken Hanscom said...

Be careful about generalizing on whether or not Google Mobile Maps works on the Motorola V3. If your phone is not one of the hacked down versions (aka Verizon) and you have the ability to run Java Apps, it works fine. I have used it many times in order to find my way around or get traffic details on my AT&T / Cingular V3 without issue.

-Ken

Anonymous said...

Hmm. Actually, you need to clarify which version of Google Maps you're running on the V3. Because the current version D/L 10 minutes ago says it's incompatible.

And I too used to have an earlier version running just fine.

David said...

i had 1.5.something working fine then made the mistake of accepting Google's kind offer of 2.whatever which works well except top l and r buttons don't seem to exist - so no options basically. pretty useless now.