Google Places fill ups its database by allowing business owners to upload their location and other data into the Places system. Since the service was launched in 2010, millions of businesses have opted to join Google Places. Many even offer special discounts and product offers on their Google Places Pages. There is no need to input your location because the GPS features of this phone will automatically track and input your data. Basically, Google Places works together with the Google Maps app. You simply pull up the map for your current location and then you will be able to see icons for businesses in your area. To activate Places, you simply drag the Places icon into the home screen. A menu screen will appear with the following choices: Restaurants, Coffee, Bars, Hotels, Attractions, ATMs, Gas Stations and Add.
The Add option is an archive of locations that you have manually added into Google Places. Simply select the icon that you want to search for a listing in that category. For example, if you select Restaurants, you will get a list of restaurants that are near your current location. If there is one that interests you then all you need to do is select the choice and you will be taken to the Places Page for that restaurant.
If you know names of places then you may also use the search box and just type in the keyword or name of the business you seek. Therefore, if you are hungry for sushi and Japanese food, you can simply search for the keywords “sushi restaurants.” The Places Page will generally include information like hours of operation, prices, parking and menu. Often there will also be photos of the restaurant or even photos of some of the dishes offered. If you have the perfect place that you would like to add then simply just click "Add" and follow the instructions.
This is only one of the many great applications that are offered by the T-Mobile G2x. Other Android apps that come with the phone include App Sharing, Google Navigation, News and Weather, Videos and Wi-Fi Hotspot and USB Tethering. Google Navigation works with Google Maps and the internal GPS system to provide turn-by-turn guidance for drivers. A variety of T-Mobile G2x accessories are also available. To find accessories, you can search on Google for keywords like T-Mobile G2x case or T-Mobile G2x screen protector.