Google Maps Update Brings Newly-Designed Navigation Homescreen


Google Maps has gotten an update in the Google Play Store. Albeit small, it does add changes that might please you. Firstly, the Navigation home screen has gotten a redesign. Tabs for “starred” destinations, shortcuts, and destinations via contact addresses allow you to choose where you want to go faster. Another great feature is the ability to select which transit mode you want to look up directions for. You can choose between bus, subway, train or tram, or just search for any of them. Finally, map tiles now draw in higher quality. Find the update in the Play Store.

Quentyn Kennemer
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  1. Too bad this doesn’t actually change anything, tried it on my Tbolt and still have the same interface. 

    1. sucks for you. it looks better

      1. you running ICS? Nevermind, just found this, it is ONLY for ICS Devices.

        Headlining the 6.5 release is the above ICS-only revamp of the Navigation home screen, which we’re told makes selecting previous and recent destinations a cinch.

        1. No, the changes in Google Maps v6.5 are *not* “ONLY for ICS devices”.

          What is true: users of ICS devices will see far more of the resulting benefits than would those of us on, say, GB. 


      2. Screenshot please

  2. wow the new design looks better than before.

  3. too bad my ics nexus s has shitty gps (errrr NONEXISTANT). what good is a pretty interface without the hardware to support it?

  4. If you are having GPS, go to setting in the MAPS, then labs and check the Pre cache map area and it works a lot faster.

  5. I had couldn’t install through Play, received error, will process shortly message. Went through the browser and sent to phone, downloaded immediately.

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