The Google Maps app has got a whole new update for the Android platform. The update was first shown at the Google I/O conference. The web interface is already live and there are the same changes spotted on the Chrome browser app. The new UI presents a more clean and trim experience for users while browsing through the better enhanced way of discovery.
The app has been made available for all Android phones having Android 4.3+ versions including the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop version as well. This current app will not work on any device which is still stuck with the older version of Android, so the ones who have been using the previous version of Android would not get the current update, and advised to not download this current version of the app on their devices. The updates will start rolling out for these devices in coming weeks. There are still no updates found for the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and S5 which have been spotted as the most used Android devices. So we have posted the external links for the *.Apk here to Download (at the end of Post) the latest version of the Google Maps 9.7.0 even before it officially hits the Google Play Store.
For the best experience you can have later uninstall this apk and you can download the official optimized version of the app for your device, which will be surely available in coming weeks.
We will need more time to digg deep in to the app to find the latest features meanwhile we can share the main features which includes the addition of the Navigation option at the start of the screen and if you have your GPS ‘ON’, it will help you reach your destination even quicker. In most countries it has the support for the latest traffic data and the best shortcuts available. New notifications like Road constructions are also added in case to let you know the whole situation.
The new feature of pop up places all around you are also included in this updated Google Maps 9.7.0, you can also tap on the empty card on the corner in case to use the new search card, explore card or the Services card which will help you find some important places surrounding you.
Download Link for Android 4.3+ Jelly Bean.
Download Links for Android 5.0 + Lollipop version.
Hope you will like the new UI in the Google Maps 7.0. Use the latest update and share it with your friends, do let us know what you find best in the current update. Stay tuned and follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Google + to know the latest from the tech world.