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Directions to the next party


You can query Google Maps on your Centro smartphone (see pages 49 and 104) but why bother typing? Goog-411 is voice recognition and you get the same result—a text message with an address and a phone number, a link to a map, as well as a direct phone connection to the business. BTW: save the txt for future reference.

  • Goog-411 works well, too, in areas where your data signal is languishing but your voice signal is strong (in the basement nightclub, for example).
  • If you don’t know the name of the business you’re trying to find, but just the street address, just say its category. For example say Nightclub, and when Goog-411 goes through the list, select the one that’s on the street you know. A category works best if it’s also in the name itself, such as restaurant or bar.
  • Goog-411 is only available in English and in the US at this time. There goes that Mexico vacation!
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