New Google Maps for Android phones and tablets introduced

A new Google Maps for Android phones and tablets was introduced today by Google, and, according to the official Blog, it should land soon on iPhone and iPad too. The app, bringing a new mapping experience, should be rolled out gradually to devices, as well as in the Play Store and iTunes.

Those who were jealous of the iPhone app should no longer be worried as the new Maps for Android is built on that, and Google takes it even further. The company also emphasized that the app is “the first dedicated app for Android tablets and iPads”.

The new Explore feature allows you to do just that, visually browse and discover new places. Navigation also got better: users can now see “reports of problems on the road that you can tap to see incident details” and the new app will alert if a better route becomes available, while automatically rerouting to get to the destination faster. “This feature is available only on Android and is coming soon to iOS”, says the wording.

As far as tablets are concerned, the new Google Maps for Android, and iPad too, will bring a dedicated slate design.

Check out more details at the source link below, and watch for the update notification on your phone.

Source: Google Blog, Google Play, iTunes

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