Google’s Street View Enabled in iPhone Firmware 2.2 Beta 2; Incudes Walking and Public Transportation Routes for Directions [Updated]

Apple has seeded its developers of the iPhone Developer program with the second beta version of iPhone Firmware 2.2.

Mac Rumors is reporting that iPhone Firmware 2.2 beta 2 has Google’s Street View fully enabled. So we can expect the feature whenever the firmware is released to iPhone users.

Update:

In addition to Google Street View, iPhoneYap is reporting that you
will also be able to get walking and public transportation routes as
part of directions in Google Maps application. You can checkout the screenshots after the jump.

The first beta version of iPhone firmware 2.2 was seeded to developers exactly a month back.

iPhone Firmware 2.2 Beta 1 had revealed that we could see features like Google’s Street View based on some hidden APIs. Mac Rumors is reporting that iPhone Firmware 2.2 beta 2 has Google’s Street view fully enabled.

The release notes also indicate that Line-in audio accessories are now
supported in the SDK.

You can see the video of Google Maps for mobile which demonstrates the new Street view feature on the Blackberry to get an idea on what to expect.



Apple has not yet announced when iPhone firmware 2.2 will be available to iPhone users.

You can check out the iPhone Firmware 2.2 category page to find out what to expect in soon-to-be-released firmware.

Update (Oct, 25th):

In addition to Google Street View, iPhoneYap is reporting that you will also be able to get walking and public transportation routes as part of directions in Google Maps application. You will have a tab at the top to select between car, public transportation and walking routes.

You can checkout the screen shots below:


iPhone Firmware 2.2 - Google Maps


iPhone Firmware 2.2 - Google Maps 
iPhone Firmware 2.2 - Google Maps


iPhone Firmware 2.2 - Google Maps 
iPhone Firmware 2.2 - Google Maps


iPhone Firmware 2.2 - Google Maps

There are also rumors that users will have the ability to "update all applications" at once on the iPhone itself in iPhone firmware 2.2 update like you can in iTunes.

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[via Mac Rumors]




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