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Crossing The Fifty Billion Km Score Too Giving Google Maps For Android A Fresh Look

Every day, millions of people plough to Google Maps for Android for free, voice-guided GPS navigation to guide them to their destination. So far, Navigation on Google Maps for Android has provided fifty billion kilometers of turn-by-turn directions, the equivalent of 130,000 trips to the moon, 334 trips to the sun, 10 trips to Neptune or 0.005 lite years! When getting to your finish matters most, Google Maps for Android volition larn yous there:

A novel expect for Navigation on Android 4.0+ phones
In today’s lay out of Google Maps 6.5 for Android we’ve redesigned the Navigation domicile covert inwards Android 4.0+ to larn inwards easier to hold upwards inwards a novel finish or select from recent as well as favorite locations past times swiping left or right.

Left: New Navigation domicile covert   Right: Navigation inwards Google Maps for Android

Crisper, faster maps for high pixel density devices
If your device has a high pixel density screen, such equally those on Milky Way Nexus, Milky Way southward II, Droid Razr as well as others, you’ll at nowadays larn higher resolution map tiles that accept ameliorate wages of the pixels-per-inch on your screen. The consequence is a crisper, less cluttered map that is easier to read:

Left: Previous vogue Right:New vogue inwards Google Maps 6.5 for Android

Compare our novel map on the correct to the previous map on the left. The route network is easier to see, less obstructed past times labels, as well as has to a greater extent than coloring contrast. At to a greater extent than zoomed-in levels, you’ll discovery a to a greater extent than controlled total of maps labels to avoid cluttering the map as well as blocking out street names. The novel vogue likewise helps maps react faster to panning, zooming as well as twisting.

You'll outset seeing the novel vogue equally yous navigate around novel areas on the map; however, yous tin encounter these changes at ane time past times clearing your cache from the Maps settings.

Pick your preferred world transit agency as well as route option
Google Maps 6.5 for Android at nowadays lets yous select to prioritize a exceptional transit agency (such equally the double-decker or subway) as well as route selection (like taking the recommended route, ane alongside fewer transfers or ane alongside less walking). Whether yous but involve to larn somewhere equally fast equally possible, or yous desire to avoid the conduct chances of a missed connector or yous prefer non to tire your legs, yous tin larn the transit directions that best adjust you. Transit directions as well as schedules are available for 475 cities around the world.

To outset using Google Maps 6.5 for Android, download the update from Google Play. Learn to a greater extent than nearly how to purpose other corking features of Google Maps for Android on the redesigned Google Maps YouTube channel that has 12 novel videos available today.

(Cross-posted on the Lat Long blog)

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