Google Maps Stories January 8

Back at I/O 2018, Google announced a navigation-optimized Assistant for Google Maps. It began rolling out in December, and is now officially available on both Android and iOS at CES 2019. Voice commands let users safety interact with their phone while driving and adds new features like auto-punctuation for replies.

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Google Maps Stories December 18, 2018

In 2017, Google introduced the first major upgrade to Street View cars in eight years aimed at capturing higher-resolution images. The Google Maps team is now slimming down the Street View Trekker backpack used for capturing 3D imagery on the go.

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Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750!

Google Maps Stories December 16, 2018

Android’s share sheet is notoriously slow and clunky, with Google promising a redesign that is “much faster.” The backend architecture needs a revamp, but the interface itself contributes to the problem. Google Maps is now rolling out a new sharing menu design that does a great deal to address the problem.

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Google Maps Stories December 14, 2018

Google is sending free socks to some Local Guides

Google offers up quite a lot of free perks to its Local Guides users, and that’s because they help so much with improving Maps. For the holidays, Google appears to be sending out a pair of nifty socks to some Local Guides.

Google Maps Stories December 13, 2018

Google Maps now shows Lime scooter locations in select cities in US, Australia and New Zealand

In a blog post today, Google announced that Google Maps can now show you the location of Lime battery-powered scooters. The electric scooters are available to rent in 13 US cities: Austin, Baltimore, Dallas, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, San Diego, Oakland, San Antonio, San Jose, Scottsdale and Seattle.

Google Maps Stories December 10, 2018

Google Maps widely rolling out ‘For you’ tab on Android, iOS to new countries

Since I/O 2018, Google Maps has received a number of major updates from the Google Material Theme to “Explore” and “For you.” The latter is now widely rolling out to over 40 countries on iOS and 130 new countries on Android.

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