Google is making it easier for users to get information about places and routes in its Google Maps app. The search giant has rolled out an update to its Android app giving it a redesign from up top to bring most of the travelling details in minimal screen taps. The new version of Google Maps is rolling out in phases to Android users.
“Starting today we’re rolling out an update to Google Maps on Android that provides helpful everyday info—in real time—at the bottom of your home screen,” says Marcus Lowe, product manager at Google Maps.
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Now users will be able to see a tab when swiping from the bottom of the screen inside the Google Maps app. The tab will show three sections giving details on nearby restaurants and other locations, travelling time between locations along with traffic and public transportation available in the area.
The ‘Places’ tab curate lists of places to eat and drink under different segments such as ‘best dinners’ or ‘cheap eats’ near you. It is also possible to search for ATMs, Pharmacies, Gas stations and more.