Monday, December 6, 2010

Samsung Bada and BlackBerry 6 platforms now supported by the Maps API v3

From the day the Maps API v3 was first announced we placed a special focus on it’s suitability for use on mobile browsers. Being able to develop a single maps application that works across all major desktop browsers and also on mobile devices is a key benefit of the Maps API. We are keen to make Maps API applications as accessible as possible, which is why we’re always excited to test new devices to determine if they meet our requirements for support.

Today we are therefore happy to welcome Samsung Bada and BlackBerry 6 touchscreen devices such as the Samsung Wave family and BlackBerry Torch 9800 to the fold. The full feature set of Maps API v3 is now available to users of these devices. We hope that as mobile browsers continue to improve across platforms we can continue to add new devices to our list of those we support.