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Faiz Malkani · Nov 5, 2014

Google Maps 9.0.0 Brings Material Design Goodness

Ever since the unveiling of Android Lollipop alongside the Nexus 9 and Nexus 6, and the subsequent release of the Material Design support library, Google has been updating their app suite one by one to comply with the new design language. Most of the major apps such as Google Play, Gmail and Play Music have already been updated, and today, Maps joins the paper-and-ink party. Earlier today, a post on the Google Maps blog announced the new version, carrying the...

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Tomek Kondrat · Jan 8, 2014

Revert to an Older Version of Google Maps and Know the Way

Google Maps is one of the most popular applications available on the Google Play Store. It's so popular that I would be willing to wager that the vast majority of you have used it at least once. I also bet that quite a good number of you don't like the app's new UI design, and would prefer to revert back to good old version 6, which many thought was was clearer and more intuitive. Reverting to previous version of Maps...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 12, 2013

Google Maps 7.5 Brings Gmail Integration for Reservations!

As of late, Google's been pumping out first party Android app updates like nobody's business. We've seen updates to Google Books, Gmail, Google Translate, and Androidify. Now, the company is rolling out an update for Google Maps bringing it up to version 7.5 (from 7.4), and it packs many new features such as Gmail integration for various types of reservations. Similar to the integration that was recently added to Google Search, the Gmail integration in maps is able to query your...

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TheRomMistress · Jul 11, 2013

Google Updates its Google Maps Update

It didn't take long for Google to address several shortcomings with its July 10 Google Maps update. Although the update includes some exciting new features, which are described in an earlier posted article, it also lacked a few useful features that were in previous versions. This of course left some of the Android community with negative feedback and criticism. In response to those complaints, Google posted a public statement on its G+ account at approximately 1 a.m. PST, July 11. Through...

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TheRomMistress · Jul 11, 2013

Review of the New Google Maps

To the standard end user, this year's Google I/O  left much to be desired. The disappointment was mainly in the fact that Google failed to release the highly anticipated Android update, Key Lime Pie.  Instead, the annual developers conference, which was held the week of May 15, focused on developer tools and a rebuild of Google Maps. The "new Google Maps," as the Mountain View company calls it, is a major update that integrates Google Earth to create three-dimensional tours of...

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