Simplified Google Maps bottom bar rolling out on Android
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by Abner Li
5d ago
The new Google Maps bottom bar, which we spotted at I/O yesterday, is starting to roll out on Android. more ..read more
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Here’s the new Google Maps bottom bar with fewer tabs
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by Abner Li
5d ago
Back in March, Google’s announcement about the latest Maps travel features included a mention of how the app is getting a “cleaner home screen.” At I/O 2024, we get a glimpse at the new Google Maps bottom bar. more ..read more
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Google Maps makes it easier to find EV charging stations and see specific roads
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by Ben Schoon
1w ago
Google Maps is picking up a couple of useful new tricks, at least on Android, that make it easier to find EV charging stations as well as seeing the entirety of a road. more ..read more
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Google Maps redesign back in testing with more changes on Android [Gallery]
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by Abner Li
2w ago
Back in February, Google Maps started testing a big redesign of the Android app. On my devices/account it was pulled after a few weeks, but it’s now rolling back out with some noticeable refinements. more ..read more
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Google Maps updates Wear OS Tile with direct map shortcut
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by Abner Li
3w ago
Following the big update that added public transit directions last month, Google Maps has tweaked its Wear OS Tile to provide quick access to the map. more ..read more
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Google Maps testing Live Activities on iPhone – here’s what it looks like [Gallery]
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by Ben Schoon
3w ago
Live Activities are a super useful feature of Apple’s latest iPhones, but also one that goes underused. Google Maps has been overdue to support the feature for years now and while it’s still not live yet, Google is testing Live Activities with some iPhone users. more ..read more
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How to turn off Google Maps 3D buildings on Android Auto and CarPlay
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by Ben Schoon
1M ago
Google Maps has long featured the ability to show buildings in 3D while navigating, but recently started rolling out that view to its Android Auto and CarPlay experiences. Here’s how to disable that. more ..read more
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Google continues to prep satellite support on Pixel, including Maps location sharing
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by Ben Schoon
1M ago
Satellite connectivity still hasn’t really made its debut on Android yet, but it’s clear Google is making an effort with it on Pixel phones and, apparently, also in Google Maps. more ..read more
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Google Maps will no longer store review drafts (not that anyone knew it could)
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by Ben Schoon
1M ago
Google Maps reviews are a valuable resource, but the service is losing the ability to store drafts of a review in progress. more ..read more
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Google Maps will suggest transit, walking alternatives next to driving routes
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by Abner Li
1M ago
Ahead of Earth Day, Google Maps is adding a handful of features to make traveling more sustainable, like offering transit and walking alternatives instead of driving. more ..read more
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