Back at Google I/O this year, the Google team announced a major update for Google Maps, the website as well as for the Android app. While the web version is available under limited preview to a limited number of people, Google promised that the Maps update for Android would land sometime this summer.
Well, that day has finally arrived and Google has started rolling out the new Google Maps to Android users worldwide via the Play Store. The only problem is that the update “will be gradually rolling out to Android 4.0.3+ users over the next few weeks”, so you might just have to wait for sometime for the update to be available on your Android device.
Apart from a much cleaner user interface and updated map details, the Navigation feature has also been enhanced with live traffic updates, dynamic re-routing and more.
The full change-log of the update is below -:
What’s in this version:
*This update will be gradually rolling out to Android 4.0.3+ users over the next few weeks. Users with Android versions below 4.0.3 should visit http://goo.gl/5AMJS to find out more about the Google Maps app available to you.
- New design for Android phones and tablets
- Enhanced navigation including live traffic updates, incident reports and dynamic rerouting
- Explore: A new way to browse and discover popular local places to eat, drink, shop, play and sleep
At this point, the APK of the update is not available for download. However, once a good soul uploads the APK on the Internet, I will update this post to include the download links, so that our readers can install the update manually.