Not forgetting iPhone, iPad and iPod users, Google Maps for iOS is finally available for download. It carries the same new UI as Google Maps 7.0 on Android which is cleaner than its predecessors.
Just like its Android counterpart, Google Maps iOS users also get turn-by-turn navigation as well along with traffic information.
To download Google Maps for iOS, head over to iTunes link here.
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Google has released a major update on Google Maps which brings it to version 7.0. The new update refreshes its UI with deeper integration with Google+ and Google Now. It looks a whole lot cleaner and for Navigation, they have introduced dynamic rerouting to suggest alternative routes when there’s unexpected jam or road diversion. The Search interface is very much similar with Google Now which includes Exploration cards to explore locations and places of interest near you.
To improve Google Maps app and mapping info, you can report a problem by just shaking the device while using app. Just shake and report your issue with the map such as instability or even incorrect map info or location.
If you have been using Google Latitude, Google has quietly removed it from this new update and the service will be discontinued in August. If you wish to continue sharing, the next alternative would be using Google+.
The new Google Maps 7.0 will be rolled out in stages but if you can’t wait, you can download the APK here (requires Android 4.2+). Yesterday, Google Maps Navigation is finally available in Malaysia which offers turn-by-turn navigation with voice guidance.
Head after the break for the demo videos of the all new Google Maps.
After a long wait, Google has officially brought Maps Navigation to Malaysia. This gives Malaysian drivers turn-by-turn instruction with voice guidance on their GPS & Internet connected Android device.
When routing to a destination, Google Maps Navigation will also estimate travel time based on traffic info that’s available at major cities. Overall, this is a big leap forward from the standard Google Maps direction. To enable this, either hit on the Navigation app or enable Navigation when you search for directions in Google Maps.
Previously Android users had to resort to unofficial Google Maps mods which forces Navigation to run. However it was riddled with bugs and often it gives delayed voice instructions, making it quite useless for driving.
Next on the wishlist is Streetview, which offers a better picture of landmarks and its surrounding in Google Maps.
Head after the break for the official demo video of Google Maps Navigation.
Google Maps Navigation is now available in Malaysia! Well, sort of, unofficially. There’s a modded Google Maps 4.1 called “Brut Google Maps r6” which allows Map Navigation to work at places without official support.
That’s right, you can finally use Google’s turn by turn navigation before its officially available outside the United States and recently United Kingdom.
Head on to the thread at XDA Developer Forums to download the BRUT edition of Google Maps 4.1. You would need to allow installation of software of “Unknown sources” from your Android settings first.
We’ve tried it and it isn’t without any flaws and limitation. We discovered that there’s no street name displayed at the top (Unnamed road) and timing of Voice Guidance is too late. The GPS lady voice often gives direction AFTER making the turn, which is pointless. So you would need to depend on the on screen directions instead.
Although it is not perfect, it is still something usable. Thanks to BRUT!
More details here.
[thanks mmmaak for the tip]