Will Verduzco · Mar 12, 2014 at 07:30 pm

[APK] Google Maps 7.7 Brings Event Data to Places, YouTube Gets Curious New Dog Bone Icon and Developer Settings Menu

Update: YouTube is now being updated to 5.5.27, which does not feature the Dogfood settings or the funky Dogbone icon. We’ll leave 5.5.26 mirrored below in case you accidentally updated and want to retain the funkiness and play with the new settings!

Just when we thought Google was done for the day with first party app updates, after their new versions of Google Wallet, Google Translate, and Chrome Beta, they unleash another significant application update—this time, to Google Maps. The YouTube app also received a strange Dogfood update.

Today’s Maps update to version 7.7.0 brings one major new feature, and that’s the ability to see upcoming event data for locations viewed through Google Maps. It’s reasonable to assume that this data is being pulled from the same sources as the data feeding the Google Now Nearby Events card. And as such, this is quite similar to how Google Wallet now incorporates order tracking data.

The YouTube app was also updated today to version 5.5.26, though given the new icon and what the update entails, we believe this may have been an accidental release. Aside from a strange new icon that can be seen in the title image to your right, this new version also brings a new Dogfood settings menu that can be seen in the screenshot to your right. This allows you to set a few streaming-related options, but we wouldn’t be surprised if changing these from their defaults breaks a few things.

Head over to the Google Play listings for Maps and YouTube to get started. And for those tired of waiting for the staged rollout, we’ve gone ahead and mirrored the updates on our DevHost account:

[Thanks again to kautionwirez for the Maps APK, my fellow writer Tom for the heads up on the YouTube icon, and Zanna for letting us know about the Dogfood menu!]


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