Latest Google Maps update for Android finally brings a translucent status bar to the table, with a catch

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Google Maps is undoubtedly one of the most popular apps (more than a billion downloads!) that Mountain View has ever unleashed onto Smartphone world. During the past few months, the app has been continuously scoring new features and improvements, most of which might seem like pretty incremental and not so major ones, but at the end of the day, they improved the user experience. The best part of this evolution is that it spanned across all supported platforms.

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.

Download: Google Maps (Android)

source: APKMirror via AndroidPolice
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