Google Maps

Google MapsEver since Google Maps returned to iOS with a completely new UI last December, we knew it was only a matter of time until the Android app followed suit. The search giant even said this much when it launched a revamped web edition of Google Maps at I/O. On Wednesday, version 7 of Google Maps popped up in the Play store boasting a new discovery feature, enhanced navigation and more. It’s now official — a major update is currently rolling out for the Android version of Google Maps, with an iOS build to follow. Beyond normalizing the UI across platforms, this update brings significant new functionality to the table. We took the revised Android app for a brief spin, so hit the break for our first impressions. It’s immediately obvious that this new version of Google Maps for Android is simpler, cleaner and faster.

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