Google Maps for mobile to get Zagat integration, dynamic rerouting and more

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Well, what do you know - it turns out that not only the desktop version of Google Maps is getting new features. During the Google I/O conference, Google gave everyone a sneak peek preview of some new features coming to Google Maps for mobile.

The next Google Maps will include 5-star rating scale for restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and more. What's more is that Google is throwing in Zagat integration, providing professional, trustworthy reviews of restaurants and other places. On top of that, Google Offers will be integrated, displaying hot deals near you.

But how do you get to these places you just discovered on Google Maps? With Navigation, of course, which Google is bringing improvements to as well. One of them is the dynamic rerouting experience, which provides alternative driving directions on the go. You know, just in case there's a huge traffic jam forming ahead of the driver. In addition, Google will integrate reports of road incidents in the nearby vicinity.

Last but definitely not least, the Explore experience is another handy addition about to land on Google Maps. Simply put, it is an easy way of searching for places nearby where one can eat, drink, shop, or play.

The new Google Maps experience is coming this summer, both on tablets and smartphones running Android and iOS.

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