Version 9.3 of Google Maps is here to lead the way

Version 9.3 of Google Maps is here to lead the way
Are you one of those smartphone users who just can't live life without Google Maps? Without the turn-by-turn directions telling you how to get from point "A" to point "B", are you totally lost? Well then, you might find some purpose to the update that brings the app to version 9.3. The new version of Google Maps brings sharable directions to the mix. Now, you can share directions with a friend or family member straight from the app.

Another part of the update adds the ability to permanently remove that pain in the butt pop-up that reminds you if your location settings aren't what Google Maps wants them to be. You could say, "Oh Mom," and hope it stops nagging you, or you can click the box which promises that the reminder will never, ever show its face in the app again.

Google Maps faces its toughest competition as the highly touted HERE Maps beta is also available from the Google Play Store. The latest count shows 2.5 million downloads for the latter app since its inclusion on Google Play. Both apps are free downloads.


source: AndroidPolice via AndroidandMe

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11 Comments

1. bendgate unregistered

Why is it so hard for you to put offline feature like here maps?

2. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Bcoz here does it better ;)

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Because Google wants to track your every move so they can showcase relevant advertisements.

6. bendgate unregistered

Haven't seen ads in maps. They track ofcourse. But who are you to talk when you don't even use Android/Google services.

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Really? Funny how Google seems to know about places I've searched for in maps when I'm browsing the net. You have no f-ing idea what i use and don't use.

8. bendgate unregistered

I mentioned they do track above. Read carefully. "You have no f-ing idea what i use and don't use." Everyone in PA knows how much knowledge you have about Android and Google Services.

10. TwerkLover84

Posts: 13; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

you use a device with 2 year old technology.(or 3)

11. TwerkLover84

Posts: 13; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

The thing about HERE maps is it's for the people who know somewhat what they're doing with their phones. The thing about google maps it's for every phone that's not an iphone/windows/blackberry. Those with 4gigabytes of storage trying to download 4 gigabytes of map, those old 4 year phones with 1st generation memory chips, those one-click brick limitations. also google maps' maps updates very often. and an update means re-downloading 4gigs country/continent 3 billion times. HERE maps has maps from 2010.

3. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Hey Google, just add offline navigation and you have nothing to worry about...

9. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Pretty much, that seals the deal of being the best period. One day.

5. Youraveragejoe

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

Here is still in beta!

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