|Posted by Humberto Velez on May 17, 2011 at 6:32 PM|
The new T-Mobile G2x is a revolutionary device that has many great features and available apps. The phone is equipped with GPS location technology that can be used to find nearby shops and restaurants. The GPS of this device works with Android 2.2 and will locate the position of the user in real time. The positioning information is used by the Places application, a Google service that allows you to search for and find shops, restaurants, bars, hotels, gas stations, ATMs, coffee shops and other destinations that are nearest your real time location.
Google Places fill ups its database by allowing business owners to upload their location and other data into the Places system. Since the service was launched in 2010, millions of businesses have opted to join Google Places. Through their Google Places page these business owners can also post up discounts and offers. There is no need to input your location because the GPS features of this phone will automatically track and input your data. Basically, Google Places works together with the Google Maps app. You simply pull up the map for your current location and then you will be able to see icons for businesses in your area. To activate Places, you simply drag the Places icon into the home screen. There is a menu screen that appears with choices like Restaurants, Bars, Hotels and it even shows attractions.
The Add option is an archive of locations that you have manually added into Google Places. Simply select the icon that you want to search for a listing in that category. For example, if you select through the restaurant’s menu you will get a list of nearby places to eat. If there is one that interests you then all you need to do is select the choice and you will be taken to the Places Page for that restaurant.
If you know names of places then you may also use the search box and just type in the keyword or name of the business you seek. Therefore, if you are hungry for sushi and Japanese food, you can simply search for the keywords “sushi restaurants.” The Places Page will generally include information like hours of operation, prices, parking and menu. You can sometimes find dishes or menus from the restaurant you seek. If you know of a place that you want to add to the database simply select the “Add” option.
The Google Places app is just one of the many features offered by the T-Mobile G2X. Other Android apps that come with the phone include App Sharing, Google Navigation, News and Weather, Videos and Wi-Fi Hotspot and USB Tethering. Google Navigation works with Google Maps and the internal GPS system to provide turn-by-turn guidance for drivers. A variety of T-Mobile G2x accessories are also available. To find accessories, you can search on Google for keywords like T-Mobile G2x case or T-Mobile G2x screen protector.