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Google Maps update starts rolling out for Android 4.0.3+ devices
Google is finally starting to roll out the much awaited Maps update it had promised back during Google I/O in May. The update brings along a whole revamped interface along with some great new features.
The first thing you will notice with this update is that the user interface of Google Maps has been given a major overhaul. The design is now similar to what the iPhone version of Google Maps looks like after the major update back in December. The menu button has now shifted to the left and more emphasis is now being laid on ratings and reviews.
Features, features and some more features!
The update is also bringing along an enhanced navigation system within the application. You will now be able to track live traffic updates, incident reports and even dynamic rerouting within Google Maps for Android. There is also a new feature called “Explore” that will let you explore places around you in a fun, new manner.
If you aren’t seeing the notification for an available update for Google Maps just yet, relax. The changelog says that the application will be gradually rolling out to Android 4.0.3+ users over the next few weeks. Users who are using Android versions below 4.0.3 should head on to http://goo.gl/5AMJS to find out more about the Google Maps app available for that version. You can keep a track on whether your Google Maps is ready for an update by heading on to the Google Play Store.
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