Google Maps for Android updated with enhanced navigation UI and new popular times chart

Google Maps for Android has received an update that brings improvement to the navigation UI. The latest update that bumps the Maps to version 9.14 brings a revamped UI just a week after it added businesses and Street view thumbnails.

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The latest update offers larger map view as compared to the small thumbnail of the map. The different modes of transportation have been made more accessible and informative by moving them below the location fields. They also show the travel time without having to access each option. In addition, the the new layout shows how long it will take to reach a destination while taking the quickest route.

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Users can drag up different cards from the bottom of the display like accidents and tolls along the way elevation and the step-by-step directions. With the new ‘Popular times’ feature, Google can predict how busy a location will get depending on the time, taking into account previous data from their servers. Tapping on the business details card will show up a chart about all the details.


Author: Sneha Bokil

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