Tag: Google Maps

Speed trap icons and vocal warnings are rolling out on Google Maps for some users

For the longest time, users have been bemoaning the lack of Waze-like reports on Google Maps, even though the two apps are technically part of the same company. Things started moving in the right direction when we spotted crash and speed trap reports in Google Maps in November, then again in December, though the feature […]

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Google Maps finally gets usable voice commands with Assistant integration

Today Google is (finally!) announcing its rollout of real Assistant integration into Google Maps, though it was spotted in testing late last year, and announced at I/O. Gone are the days of limited voice controls in navigation. Soon we’ll all be able to harness Google’s full Assistant and all its enhanced functionality — from asking […]

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Google Assistant gets Maps integration, flight check-ins, and more

Google has a relatively large presence at CES 2019, but up until this point, the company has been reasonably quiet. That changes now, though, as the search giant is adding a decent number of new Google Assistant features. Google Maps integration First up, the Google Assistant is now being integrated into Maps. Before, you could […]

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Google Maps now features Lime bike and scooter transit in 13 cities

The shareable scooters and bikes from Lime have taken over dozens of cities around the world. You’ve probably seen them yourself, sometimes being ridden and other times discarded like trash. Now, Google Maps will help you find Lime bikes that haven’t been dumped in a lake. Lime is now a Google Maps transit option in 13 […]

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Waze-like incident reporting shows up in Google Maps, but it’s not functional yet

As is the case with many of its products, Google doesn’t have just one navigation solution for its customers. In addition to Google Maps, Google also owns Waze, which is very popular with users thanks to its crowdsourced incident reports that can make navigating unknown and familiar territories alike even easier than with Google Maps. […]

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Google Maps’ Waze-like incident reporting shows up for many, doesn’t work yet

Google Maps’ incident reporting feature has been a long-time coming. After the company bought Waze in 2013, everyone thought Google Maps would get its popular crowdsourced reporting feature in no-time, but years have passed it’s only a few months ago that we started seeing hints of it in our teardowns of Maps. The first real signs […]

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Google Maps tests directions screen with refreshed Material Design, rolls out For You tab to 130 countries

With every few updates, Google Maps seems to walk closer and closer to a full-fledged refresh of its Material interface, helping it go along with the new direction Google is taking this year with its app design language. We’ve seen a new look for the main interface, an updated side menu, overhauled hotel listings, new […]

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A smaller, less distracting version of Google Assistant is now rolling out to Maps

After teasing a navigation-optimized Google Assistant for Maps at I/O 2018, Google is now rolling out the feature to Android users. The new version of Google Assistant in Maps is smaller, less distracting, and executes more commands in the background. Previously, calling up Google Assistant in Maps during navigation would take over half the screen. […]

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Google Maps updates the side menu to fit its new Material look

… Total Shares2 Over the past few months, Google Maps has received several updates to its design, bottom tabs, and various place listings, all in an effort to make it fit with Google’s new Material Design look. What hadn’t changed however was the side menu. But that’s no longer the case now as Maps has […]

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Google Maps keeps adding weird features like hashtags, which have nothing to do with maps

Google Maps continues its seemingly unstoppable transformation into a veritable jack of all trades, with the mapping application over the last month or so seeing all manner of new features added to it. Features, we should point out, that don’t seem to have much obvious direct relation to, you know, actually plotting points on a […]

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