News & Reviews: google maps
Feb 23, 2023
If you’re an Android Auto user, then you must’ve encountered an annoying limitation that prevents Google Maps from being opened on your connected device when the app is opened on your car infotainment screen. Well, thanks to a new update, this has finally changed as the limitation is reportedly removed.
Feb 13, 2023
Previously, we reported that Google Maps on Wear OS 3 smartwatches now support turn-by-turn navigation without the need to link to a smartphone. Now, the Wear OS app has gotten another significant upgrade whereby users can let the display be continuously on while using Google Maps.
Jan 09, 2023
Previously, we reported on Google’s plans to introduce standalone Google Maps navigation support on Wear OS. True to its words, the tech giant recently announced that turn-by-turn Google Maps navigation on Wear OS without a smartphone is now available to users.
Dec 08, 2022
Google has revealed that it will be merging its Google Maps and Waze teams under one department to cut costs and consolidate operations. Specifically, Waze, the mapping service acquired by Google way back in 2013 will be joining Google’s Geo organisation which also houses Google Earth and Google Street View.
Aug 11, 2022
Yesterday during the Galaxy Unpacked 2022 event, Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy Watch5 Series powered by Google’s Wear OS, which directly showed glimpses of the OS’ future. These include a redesigned Play Store for Wear OS, support for offline Google Maps navigation and more.
Jul 28, 2022
Google has announced three new features on its popular web mapping platform, Google Maps that will make it easier for users to plan their next adventure. Shared via a blogpost yesterday, the three new features include immersive view, cycling route information and a more robust location sharing.
Jul 15, 2022
Google Maps has partnered with K-Pop group BTS to showcase the members' favourite artworks from various cities. The new feature BTS x Street Galleries lets the fans explore the artworks through Street View, and each of them comes with a story told by the members for why they love the pieces.
Jul 15, 2022
Google Maps for iOS recently rolled out a quality-of-life update that makes it easier for users to share their current real-time location. Now, instead of navigating through the menu, you can just easily tap the blue dot signifying your current position on Google Maps to access and execute actions based on your current GPS location on the app.
Jul 14, 2022
Google Senior Vice President (VP) Prabhakar Raghavan has revealed that TikTok and Instagram are becoming competitors to its core services, Search and Maps. During a discussion about the evolution of search, Prabhakar revealed that younger users are now turning to TikTok and Instagram instead of Google services for discovery purposes.
Jun 14, 2022
Google Maps has been offering a lot of new features for the users. Today, another one goes live by letting users check toll fees before hitting the road. The feature was announced a few months ago, and it's available now for the iOS and Android users.
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