Maps for Android Updated with Simpler Menus
Google recently updated Google Maps for the Android platform and made some usability improvements. The new app features a redesigned menu system that is meant to help make the app faster and easier to use. The app loses its list-based menu set up in favor of a grid-based set up that is more finger friendly. The update is a free download from Google Play.
Google Adds Shareable Lists to Maps
Google today made it easier to keep track of and share favorite spots thanks to a new list tool in Google Maps. Maps users can take advantage of pre-set list categories, such as Want to Go or Favorites, as well as create their own.
Google Threads Voice Commands Deeper Into Google Maps
People can now use their voice to take full command of Google Maps when in the car. Google updated Maps today and added more support for "Ok, Google"-based voice commands.
Google Maps Improves Parking Spot Finder
Google has this week made good on previous promises to make it easier for people to locate their cars after parking them. Maps for Android and iOS is being updated with a dedicated "Save Your Parking" tool that lets people not only pinpoint the location of their car on a map, but add details such as floor level, section, or parking spot for large parking structures.
Nexus Camera App Update Tweaks Design
Google is pushing an updated version of its camera application to Nexus handsets. The new Google Camera app makes changes to the user interface to improve usability.
Google Maps Will Now Tell You When to Get Off Your Bus or Train
Google has updated Maps for Android with a new feature meant to ensure people don't miss their stop when using public transportation, such as buses or trains. Google says the new tool supplies not only departure times and ETAs, but it can also alert people when it is time to get off a bus or train in order to make a transfer or arrive at their destination.