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Tip: Google Maps on the web tells you when it’s time to leave for your appointments

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

You're working at your desk or leisurely browsing from your computer at home, you forget you have a meeting or event soon and that you should leave to make it on time. Your phone may or may not notify you that it's time to leave, and if it does, you likely miss it. Next thing you know, you're rushing out and reaching your destination late, or you get a very angry call from the person you were supposed to meet.

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Tip: Google Maps on the web tells you when it's time to leave for your appointments was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: New layer chooser] Google Maps with extensive Material redesign is rolling out to some

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Over the past weeks, Google has been transitioning some of its apps to the new Material design. Maps users have seen signs of it too with a few interface elements changing, but nothing as extensive as the full Maps redesign that we were promised at I/O.

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[Update: New layer chooser] Google Maps with extensive Material redesign is rolling out to some was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Satellite view added to Google Maps on Android Auto head units

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Google Maps has had a satellite view available for many years on multiple platforms, but for some reason, it never made its way to the Android Auto app - that is, until now. A reader sent in a tip showcasing satellite view while navigating with his Android Auto-equipped head unit, and it looks exactly as you'd expect.

What Android Auto's satellite view looks like in the cockpit of a Civic Type R going 45mph.

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Satellite view added to Google Maps on Android Auto head units was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Maps now lets you quickly, and mindlessly, rate places from a notification

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

There's a passionate love story between the Google Maps team and Android's notifications. Every few months, sometimes even weeks, a new type starts surfacing up, and it's gotten to a point where the notifications settings in the Maps app don't fit on one screen and require sub-categories. The latest isn't a new notification per se, but it's a change to an existing one: you can now directly rate a place from the notification drop-down.

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Google Maps now lets you quickly, and mindlessly, rate places from a notification was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google upgrades Maps traffic layer for 6 countries, but downgrades speed limits in 7 others

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

You might not have known this, but people in other countries don't often get the same features in Google Maps as you may. There are only a handful of countries that support all of Maps's coverage details, including the US, UK, Canada, and several European countries. Google recently added/improved the traffic layer to six countries, but downgraded speed limit availability in seven others.

This list was last updated back in February.

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Google upgrades Maps traffic layer for 6 countries, but downgrades speed limits in 7 others was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Maps now showing Waze-like incident reporting for some

Friday, June 29th, 2018

One of the main differentiators that Waze has over its competitors, including Google Maps, is user interaction. Wazers can report accidents, road closures, police car sightings, and so on, all of which helps other users out. It's what makes the app so popular. However, Google is adding incident reporting to its own Maps app, and it's starting to pop up on people's phones.

These incident reporting prompts had first been mentioned in our Maps v9.79 teardown, but they're now beginning to go live.

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Google Maps now showing Waze-like incident reporting for some was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Rolling out widely] Google Maps with extensive Material redesign is rolling out to some

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Over the past weeks, Google has been transitioning some of its apps to the new Material design. Maps users have seen signs of it too with a few interface elements changing, but nothing as extensive as the full Maps redesign that we were promised at I/O.

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[Update: Rolling out widely] Google Maps with extensive Material redesign is rolling out to some was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Maps ‘For you’ tab starting to appear for some

Monday, June 18th, 2018

 

Google announced some personalization tweaks to Google Maps at I/O this year, including a new tab called 'For you' that's meant to provide info about places that are relevant to you, personally. That feature is rolling out to some users now.

We saw signs this change was coming soon in a recent teardown. A Reddit user reported the tab going live this weekend, and I'm seeing it on my own devices, as well.

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Google Maps 'For you' tab starting to appear for some was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

You can no longer book Uber rides inside Google Maps

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Google has removed the ability to book an Uber ride from inside Google Maps. You can still look up the route in Maps and then “request the ride from the Uber app,” Google suggests, but it has removed direct Uber booking without providing a reason.

Google made a big fuss about having the ability to book an Uber through the Maps app when the functionality was added in January 2017.

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You can no longer book Uber rides inside Google Maps was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

You can no longer book Uber rides inside Google Maps

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Google has removed the ability to book an Uber ride from inside Google Maps. You can still look up the route in Maps and then “request the ride from the Uber app,” Google suggests, but it has removed direct Uber booking without providing a reason.

Google made a big fuss about having the ability to book an Uber through the Maps app when the functionality was added in January 2017.

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You can no longer book Uber rides inside Google Maps was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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