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Google Maps gets a facelift and new features this summer

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Another update to a core Google service that was announced during their 2013 I/O will be found in Google Maps. An update is also scheduled for the iOS and Android versions of the popular app.

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Google Maps has become an indispensable tool / © Google

Here is an overview of the upcoming update:

  • New Design: With the new design you get more space for the actual maps available and less obtrusive pins for restaurants and landmarks.
  • Places: places such as restaurants or bars can search better and offer more information and expert opinions of restaurant critics, such as Yelp and Zagat.
  • Navigation:Live updating events such as congestion, road closures or accidents are now listed on the map. Google can then offer alternatives to your current route and time saving option. 
  • Improved space and earth maps.
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The update for Google Maps is expected to roll out this summer for the web, Android, and iOS.