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Announcing Google Maps for Mobile on Android, version 8.0

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Announcing Google Maps for Mobile on Android, version 8.0 Abby - Google Community Manager 5/6/14 11:13 AM

Dear Android mobile mappers!

Today we’re announcing Google Maps for Mobile on Android, version 8.0.


In this version, we’ve got updates to offline maps, navigation, local search, and transit info.


Improvements to offline maps:

- Save offline maps in multiple ways when you are logged into the app (by typing or saying ‘ok maps’, via a place info sheet, and via the person icon)

- View and manage your existing offline maps, including renaming, updating, and deleting

Learn more about the offline feature and share your feedback on this thread.


Improvements to navigation:

-Lane guidance (available in the US, Canada, and Japan only)

-View alternate routes while in navigation mode

-Remaining time, remaining distance & arrival time are now all displayed in the bottom info bar

Learn more about the navigation features and share your feedback on this thread.


Search filters for Local:

-Filter local search results by rating (globally)

-Filter local search results by open now, price range, your circles, and more (US only)


Transit info:

-Uber integration in directions: If you have the Uber app installed, you can compare your ride with transit and walking directions in some cities. If you choose the Uber option, the Uber app will open with just one tap.


For more information, see today’s blog post and visit the Help Center.


Have a question?  Post here in the forum and ask the community!


Abby

Google Maps Community Manager