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Google Maps For Android Gets A New UI, Drops Latitude And Offline Maps; iPad App Coming Soon

on July 14, 2013


Remember that new version of Google Maps for Android that Google previewed back at I/O in May? It’s here! The new app began rolling out to Android devices this morning, bringing with it a new interface (including one built just for tablets) and a handful of new features. The iOS build, meanwhile, should be updated in just a few days — and it’ll bring proper Google Maps support back to the iPad, to boot.

Alas, the interface revamp means a few old features had to get the chop.

Google says the update should be “gradually rolling out to Android 4.0.3+ users over the next few weeks”.

Here’s the old and new interface, side-by-side (though the differences are much more apparent in the video below):


If you’ve been running the Maps app that Google released for iOS back in December (three months after Apple ditched Google Maps in favor of their…

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