Google Maps gets update with new features like hotel search

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?

source: GoogleMaps via AndroidCentral




Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

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

2. mousesports

Posts: 286; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

old function . nothing new

3. HansGoneInsane unregistered

Good. Hope it comes to iOS soon too!

4. ady_lad

Posts: 83; Member since: Jul 17, 2013

Is apple maps getting updated with google maps? lmao.

5. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

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

6. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 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).

7. rdaex

Posts: 152; Member since: Oct 24, 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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