After the introduction of Android 4.0 the other day, here comes the onslaught of updates to our favorite apps! In support of the Beam functionality as part of Ice Cream sandwich, Google has announced an update to Google Maps. Although not specifically part of the change logs, the guys at androidcentral point out that the updates listed in the change log (permissions updates) are in support of NFC (near field communications) – required to use Beam. Viola! Permissions updates that support NFC, which just so happens to be required to use Beam, seem to indicate Beam support has been added to Google Maps.
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