Soon after I/O has ended, Google is now rolling out an update to the Google Maps Android app. Google made no mention of Maps during the actual I/O keynote but apparently they had an update up their sleeve the whole time. And this isn’t just your regular bug-squashing update, there are actually some significant improvements.
The list of additions and changes are as follows:
- Search results appear right on the map with descriptions to help you make choices quickly
- Transit results now display total walking time of your trip and the next scheduled bus or train
- Access Terrain view from the side menu to get a 3D view of the landscape and elevation
These are some pretty awesome changes and we are glad to see that Google is paying attention to their Android apps despite them being completely left out of the I/O keynote.
Source | Google (Play Store)