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Google Maps gets new Gmail search tool

Google Maps gets new Gmail search tool

Google has added the ability to search for events, reservations and flight bookings to its Maps app. The updated tool uses Gmail to bring up listings, displaying details on how to get to your destination.

The latest software boost is only available for Google Maps for Android.

However, it appears that tapping ‘my events’, ‘my flights’, ‘my hotels’ and ‘my reservations’ into Google’s search app or Google Now will also pull up any relevant information.

This, apparently, is a hack which has existed ever since Google binned its customisable iGoogle homepage.

In order to get the broadest view of your upcoming schedule, say ‘my events’. This will bring up all the details in your calendar, including hotel reservations and flight bookings.

There’s no word yet on when this functionality will come to the iPhone.

But for those wavering over whether to buy an iPhone 6 or Galaxy S6, this may well be another handy feature that sways you in the direction of the latter.

Source:

Android Police

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