New Google Maps for Android, now with new features!

12 July 2013

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Google have doled out a brand spanking new version of Google Maps for Android with raft of new features which combine geolocation stuff with more real-world info. Now, you'll get restaurant reviews when you look at a map and you can add your own score too.

There's a new Explore feature, similar to one that Foursquare has which provides a touch-based way to explore somewhere without typing or speaking, focusing on five categories: eat, shop, drink, sleep, and play.

Another new feature is the chance to shake your phone to send feedback as well as traffic information now including real-time traffic incident details with notifications to re-route you with one tap. Street View has been improved with "business photos," so that you can follow the street-level map directly into places of interest.

Latitude and check-ins will be removed from older versions of Google Maps.


TOPICS:   Technology   Mobile


  • Russ1222
    Another new feature is the removal of "make available offline" unless you type in "okay maps". Not everyone has 3G or 4G all the time Google FFS!
  • Simon
    @russ1222 it's still there. Just not as obvious. Go to search, scroll to the bottom and it's there. :)

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