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Waze for Android receives update to match iOS version of the crowd-sourced navigation app

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Waze for Android receives update to match iOS version of the crowd-sourced navigation app
Google-owned Waze is a crowd-sourced navigation app that uses drivers' real time experiences on the road to help users reach their destination as quickly as possible. At the same time, users are alerted as to where the cops are hiding. Today, the Android version of the app has been updated to version 4.0 which is a cleaner, less cluttered version of Waze. It also allows Android users of Waze to have the same experience as iOS users of the app.

Besides the cleaner look, the updated version of Waze gives you quicker access to your destinations, and makes it easier to report traffic conditions to your fellow drivers. And with one tap, you can send your estimated time of arrival to someone waiting for you to arrive at your destination. The overall effect is a better driving experience for Waze users.

You can pick up Waze at the Google Play Store, where it is a free download. If you already have Waze on your phone, you can try to manually update the app by going to the Play Store. Click on the hamburger menu at the top left of the screen and tap on My apps & games. Scroll down to Waze to see if the update is available.

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source: Waze via Engadget

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posted on 10 Mar 2016, 22:47

1. BATTERY_LIVES_MATTER (Posts: 100; Member since: 01 Sep 2015)


I hope Google goes out of business. Facebook too.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 00:18 2

5. Unordinary (Posts: 1272; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


I don't. They update my iOS apps before their own ecosystem :) :) :)

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 00:25 4

8. phonearenarocks (Posts: 311; Member since: 26 Mar 2015)


I hope Apple goes out of business

posted on 10 Mar 2016, 22:51

2. kevin91202 (Posts: 525; Member since: 08 Jun 2014)


The problem with the new Waze for Android is the use of a mostly white background, which is not very good for AMOLED phones.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 00:01

4. vincelongman (Posts: 4152; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Use night mode
Its not AMOLED black, still better than white

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 00:23 1

7. kevin91202 (Posts: 525; Member since: 08 Jun 2014)


Not sure why Waze got rid of the multiple color schemes. How odd.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 07:01

11. toggeli (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Mar 2016)


Waze 4 comes with only 3 low contrast color schemes, but you can use a tool to change colors or create new color schemes:
Toggelis Waze Editor (on the playstore)

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 11:06

13. Unordinary (Posts: 1272; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


With Amoled screens, you're telling me you have to pigeon hole yourself on which apps you use and don't use because some aren't good for the screen?

posted on 10 Mar 2016, 23:22 2

3. TheOldOne (Posts: 189; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Go to Settings->Quick Settings->Mode and then select Night.

You are welcome!

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 00:21

6. kevin91202 (Posts: 525; Member since: 08 Jun 2014)


Let's not be so presumptuous; no one thanked you.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 01:17 1

10. TheOldOne (Posts: 189; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


why are you replying me then?

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 00:39 1

9. TheOldOne (Posts: 189; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Go to Settings->Quick Settings->Mode and then select Night.

You are welcome!

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 07:49

12. DFranch (Posts: 206; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


I just wish the directions in Waze were as good as google maps. Waze can make some odd route choices. New interface is better than the old though.

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