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New Google Maps invites being sent out to early adopters

The New Google Maps Rancho Cucamonga

If you’ve been dying to try out the new Google Maps since it was announced yesterday and signed up to test out the early preview — now might be a good time to check your email. Invites are currently being sent out to early adopters (myself included), allowing you to test all the new features from the new Google Maps.

Keep in mind that it’s still very beta and some users are reporting that driving directions are currently broken. If this sounds like more trouble than it’s worth, don’t worry, it’s easy to switch it back to the crusty, old Google Maps we’ve all been using for centuries. Have you all received your invites? Let me know how you’re liking it so far!

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  • Daniel McKenzie J.

    No invite yet and I signed up the moment the invite page went live :/

    • charles anderson

      Same boat my friend

      • androidisawesome

        Me three :(

      • remister

        Same Ship here.

        • No_Nickname90

          Same yacht here.

          • sloppybones

            Same cruise liner here.

          • JonANDROID

            Same canoe here. ;(

          • gabouls1234

            same Oil Tanker here =)

          • tehninjo0

            Same Kayak in these waters =P

    • socalrailroader

      Ditto here, same train.

      • james ortiz

        same banana boat here

    • RitishOemraw

      which invite page? the maps.google.com/preview?
      Because while that page was still giving a 404 error another page had a live signup and I signed-up there (together with a bunch of other people) so maybe those people got in first (I know I did) and then the people who waited for maps.google.com/preview

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001088959750 Ryan Lounsbury

      No love here either.

  • Josh

    Got it but I’m at work so I haven’t given it a shot yet

  • Kostas Sakellaridis

    I got it. Its pretty good but i cant figure out how to add the photos layer

  • Chimphappyhour

    Got mine. Also at work where they still use XP which means I only get the Lite version.

    • Tomáš Petrík

      What time (in what time zone) did you sign up?

  • http://n/a brad

    Same here no invite yet and I signed up the moment it was live as well :-(

  • http://www.facebook.com/funkly Joe Filip

    just spent about half an hour looking up my addresses and such.. the earth view is a better version of what apple tried to do, but kinda funky.. found my car a few times!!! :) i’ll test teh driving directions on the way home!

  • http://www.facebook.com/funkly Joe Filip

    So found something worthwhile to look for… http://imgur.com/a/2BpKA but cant find it on the MAPS.. found a picture in the general area but no ‘Earth/Sat’ Shot

  • Nick Mantzoros

    Pretty good so far. My favorites (stars) don’t stand out. But I’m sure that’ll change when it’s released.

  • Dwayne H

    Got my invite about an hour ago.

  • Brady A Berman

    Got mine, but it neither works on Firefox on my PC (running XP) or on Chrome on my GSIII.

  • MUTINOUS

    I love it!

  • http://twitter.com/ArieArie Arie Litman

    Got mine at 2pm (Pac).. Really cool.. Still rough around the edges. If you use “My Places” you’ll be disappointed (I was) because when you click on my places ((Its in the settings cog(?) it switched back to “classic” map.. The new map is different enough to to make you a bit uncomfortable. But Ill get used to it.. The google earth integration is cool, with 3D view of the city and all. Once I get used to it Im sure Im gonna like it.

  • Maximillion82

    Just got my invite

  • Wes Jordan

    Display doesn’t update at all on Firefox w/ Linux.

  • amaelo ezeonwuka

    How do i sign up?!

  • http://twitter.com/drose0 DJ Rose

    I got mine last night… pretty sweet!

  • Wikunia

    No invite :(

  • Buttfucker iSheep are BUTTHURT

    I can’t wait to try this out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/geoff.danish Geoff Danish

    No invite for me either.

  • Austin2222

    not yet…but really want it