Google Maps update to version 9.19 brings new features for Android users

Google Maps update to version 9.19 brings new features for Android users
An update to Google Maps for Android takes the mapping app to version 9.19. The new Driving mode feature is typical Google. Using your location history and recent web searches, Google Maps assumes where it is you are going and sends out notifications about traffic conditions, road closings, and anything else that might make you change the route that you are on. Enabling it on each device appears to be a hassle for now, but hopefully that will be fixed.

Version 9.19 brings the audio toggle back to the Navigation mode from the overflow menu. When you tap on it, it expands to give you up to three options depending on which mode you are in. In Navigation mode, you will have the option of selecting between Muted, Alerts Only, and Unmuted. In Driving mode, the options are Muted and Unmuted.

The new update adds a settings screen to Timeline. While your only choice previously was to delete location history, you will now have the ability to ask Google Maps to use your search history and app activity to determine the actual location of a place whose address you incorrectly entered into the app. You can also decide whether you want pictures from Google Photos to appear on your Timeline.

The update should be coming your way soon if you are an Android user. You can go to the Google Play Store, click on the hamburger menu, and select My apps and games to see if the update has arrived. If not, it should be coming to you soon. Be patient!

source: AndroidPolice



1. Cicero

Posts: 1129; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

8.34 AM and 18% on battery? Tough night I tink! Otherwise Google is playing with Gmaps and is playing nice.

2. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

is that an x wing?

6. NickPeters

Posts: 74; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

answer post #5

3. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Didn't know you could change the navigation pointer/vehicle in Google Maps...or is that a new feature too?

7. NickPeters

Posts: 74; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

answer post #5

4. techguyone

Posts: 214; Member since: May 18, 2013

I was curious , how do you change the icon from blue triangle to something else? I'd also like to know how to change the voice to something else too. (like it used to)

8. NickPeters

Posts: 74; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

answer post #5

5. NickPeters

Posts: 74; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

For all of you asking about x wing and changing the pointer to something else: its part of Star Wars promotional campaign. Search for "awaken the force google" and choose your side. Do some research on that to find out more about it. Other than that, you can not change the pointer in google maps

9. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

it would be a great money maker for google if they sold icons lol. Google maps is free, i doubt many people would care if they sold cool icons

10. abhinav.snsahu

Posts: 22; Member since: Dec 08, 2015

Still not available in India

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