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Google Maps gets update with new features like hotel search

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Google Maps gets update with new features like hotel search
Google Maps for Android has received an update that includes the usual bug fixes and performance enhancements, but also includes some new features. For example, if you're all alone in the big city or the small hick town, you can find improved hotel search results with some sponsored rates to save you money, and links to help you get connected to a hotel. Sure, the update won't fix that broken ice maker in the hall, but it will give you a place to rest your weary head.

Other changes allow the navigation function to appear on your phone faster, and offer you an overview of the recommended route along with traffic highlights (or low lights as it may be), And Tips and Tricks is a feature now available in the side menu. Some Google Maps users have reported faster re-routing during navigation use and anything that makes getting from point "A" to point "B" faster and more pain-free, we can all stand behind.

So if you're an Android user, head over to the Google Play Store for your update to Google Maps now. Why wait?

Update to Google Maps brings an overview of your recommended route with traffic highlights

Update to Google Maps brings an overview of your recommended route with traffic highlights


source: GoogleMaps via AndroidCentral

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posted on 14 Sep 2013, 12:04 4

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


Screenshots from the G2!!! Awesome! I like the way capacitive touch buttons adapt to the color of the app.

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 12:12

2. mousesports (Posts: 212; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


old function . nothing new

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 12:13

3. HansGoneInsane (Posts: 270; Member since: 09 Aug 2013)


Good. Hope it comes to iOS soon too!

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 13:01

4. ady_lad (Posts: 69; Member since: 17 Jul 2013)


Is apple maps getting updated with google maps? lmao.

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 13:30 1

5. rihel_95 (Posts: 173; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


i was actually waiting for apple maps news during apple event! LMAO

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 14:15

6. _Bone_ (Posts: 2061; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Very annoying that pre-cache doesn't work over here (no, I can type in ok maps just fine but there is no pre-cache option here. Worked with old maps).

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 09:33

7. rdaex (Posts: 56; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


DO NOT UPDATE THIS GARBAGE!
No multiple destinations, no starred places, no drag and pin.
Absolutely idiotic 'updates' to core functionality.. had to revert back to previous versions. Why this isnt getting more flak, I have no idea, but the new version of android maps is awful.

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