New Waze beta opens; what features could be in the works?


We at Pocketnow have been big fans of Waze for a while now; we like it so much, in fact, that some of us had a little panic attack after word arrived of Google’s acquisition, worried that the Waze we knew and love would soon be a thing of the past. Still, Waze has soldiered on, and even after seeing its features start being integrated into Google Maps, Waze has maintained a fair degree of independence. By now, we’re past the point of concern over the old days of Waze, and more interested in how it might mature from here. We don’t have any answers just yet, but word of a new Waze beta opening today sure suggests that we might be getting them soon.

Waze is looking for Android users to help it test its very latest software. Besides needing to have an Android device, the requirements are seriously low, and so long as your phone isn’t running Eclair on a sub-HVGA display, you should be fine to participate.

Besides having the chance to try out new Waze features first, beta testers also have the opportunity to win some free Waze swag. If you’re interested, hit up that signup link below and register your desire to participate.

For you long-time Waze users out there, are there any specific new features you hope the team is working on?

Source: Waze (signup)
Via: Android Police

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!