Latest Google Maps update for Android finally brings a translucent status bar to the table, with a catch
The newest update to the Android version of Google Maps, version 9.9, has just arrived. Don't expect any grand and major new features, though. It brings a single visual novelty - unlike previous versions of the app, which had a black status bar, v9.9 flaunts a transparent one, which looks a bit better in comparison, getting closer to its iOS counterpart in terms of visuals.
However, note that you'll need to be running Android 5.0 Lollipop or newer in order to experience the translucent status bar in the new version of the app. Regardless of the Android version you're flaunting, the update will be hitting you soon. You can also grab and manually install the app by visiting the source link.
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source: APKMirror via AndroidPolice