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Google Maps for Android receives update

0. phoneArena 10 Oct 2013, 23:30 posted on

As part of a desktop update to Google Maps, version 7.3 of Google Maps for Android has been rolled out; the update includes new notifications for Android phones running Android 4.1 or higher. On the notifications bar you will now find out where to turn next, ETA (that is first responder talk for estimated time of arrival), and how much distance remains until you reach your destination...

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posted on 10 Oct 2013, 23:45

1. XaErO (Posts: 138; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


Cool !!

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 23:46

2. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


I wish google maps for android was as smooth and snappy as google maps for iPhone :-(

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 00:12

3. datsyuk (Posts: 156; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


Which phone are you using? Hoping 4.4 brings smooth optimization to all Android devices!

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 00:37 1

4. Shatter (Posts: 1989; Member since: 29 May 2013)


It just be pretty bad if it can't run Google maps smoothly.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 00:42

7. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


Galaxy s3 running stock samsung jelly bean unrooted. I have an iPhone 5, iPad 4 and an iPhone 5S. To be fair i am Comparing google maps on iPhone 5 and google maps on galaxy s3. The one on the iPhone 5 is significantly faster

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 00:55 5

9. Topcat488 (Posts: 1124; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Next time try iMaps, instead of Google's... I bet the iphone is even faster. Hahaha

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 01:37

10. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


You don't have the balls to accept that google apps run better on iOS than on android and so you are making fun of my iOS devices. Yes I accept that apple maps is pretty bad but even google maps took 7 years to reach its current level of perfection. You can't expect any company to do that within a year. Besides apple has accepted its fault and have also added a "Maps for your iPhone" section in the App Store ("Maps for your iPad" in iPad) and now that google maps is available for all iOS devices in its full form don't think an apple device having apple maps should make a difference.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 12:46 3

13. Topcat488 (Posts: 1124; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


You can't except the fact that i don't believe YOU... Your review of your old S3 against the ip5 is just a stupid comparison... And keep using Google Maps, because iMaps will never be finished for a looooooong time. Hehehe

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 21:51

14. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


Accept* you have clearly never used an iOS device and so you will never know how much snappier an iOS device is. What do you mean old galaxy s3? They both came out in the same year....

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 00:40 1

6. maysider (Posts: 38; Member since: 11 Aug 2013)


IPhone is just a fast and expensive toy
If you want a great experience with android you have to buy e.g. SGS4 Google edition...you can cont compare cheap Android phone with fast and expensive toy called iPhone

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 00:54

8. JC557 (Posts: 956; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


On my LG Spectrum 2 running stock 4.1.2, Google Maps 6.14 runs pretty darn smooth and the same goes for the 6.xx Maps on my HTC Rezound. After updating the Maps to 7.2 on the Spectrum 2 everything just went to hell. It's slower/ choppier to navigate, directions become a bit cumbersome. I can't view other transit stops that aren't part of the route (as a backup plan) and the screen just looks too busy.

Hopefully this Google Maps update will resolve all of those issues but at least I can always fall back to 6.14.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 00:38 2

5. maysider (Posts: 38; Member since: 11 Aug 2013)


Yes, give us features!

But without proper offline maps management it's just a toy for searches

Thanks God for the great Sygic

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 03:03 3

11. Jommick (Posts: 186; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)


Never had any of the aforementioned lag issues on either of my two most recent phones, Moto X and Nexus 4

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 05:48 1

12. AfterShock (Posts: 2568; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


No map lag in my nexus or Onex either.

That dude is just trolling.
Funny part is, him having to use Google maps, I guess you got to use what works.

posted on 12 Oct 2013, 02:08

15. JC557 (Posts: 956; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Just spent a day with the new update and I had to go back to 6.14. This maps update is still a bit laggy/ slow to render and a lot of simultaneous map browsing is still left out eg: I set a route to a destination by transit but want to zoom into another stop to check an alternate route that Maps did not give me. Can't do that in 7.x... it's also still pretty cluttered.

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