An update to the Google Maps application has began to roll out this morning, fortunately it’s more than just a few bug fixes. In fact this update has quite a few new things included in it, below is a complete list of changes and additions that will be included in the update to Google Maps 8.0.

  • Save and manage offline maps
  • Turn-by-turn navigation now displays distance, arrival time, and quick access to alternative routes
  • Transit results now display total walking time of your trip and the next scheduled bus or train
  • “Places to review” list from recently searched-for places
  • Ability to open Google Maps directly from the Uber app
  • Bug fixes

Keep in mind that this update is rolling out slowly and most people will not receive the update for the first half of today. If the update has hit you already leave us a comment and let us know what you think of the updated app.

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Nicholas Terry

Nicholas Terry

(Author) - I am currently attending college to receive my degree in Computer Science with a pipe dream to someday work at Google. I love everything about android and smartphones and always love learning more about them or anything else tech wise. I also love developing Android apps and learning new types of code in my spare time. My current devices I use are my LG Optimus G and Nexus 7, Pebble watch is still on the way.
Nicholas Terry