Google Maps updated for Android with desktop history sync & single-handed zoom


Google Maps keep updating from time to time. Now, that Google Maps is officially removed from iOS 6 it has launched its update for Android. This time it is updated with desktop history sync and single-handed zoom features. Updated version is available to download in Google Play store and it requires Android 2.2 and above. You can download from below Google Play link:

Download Updated Google Maps for Android – Google Play Link

The desktop sync features is a really impressive one, it lets you keep track of all your trips and searches. Just try to understand with this example, if you are leaving for a trip and you are searching on your laptop where are you going? At the same time you are logged in from your Google account on your Android phone. In this way your whole history will be saved and next time when you will use the app, whole history will be present in front of you. See how simple!!

Another new feature of Google Maps is single-handed zoom. It is also simple and easy new feature, just double tap anywhere on screen of your phone to use the zoom. For this simply hold down and slide your finger back and forth to zoom in and out.

Check out, the official Google Maps changelog for Android:

  • Access your desktop and mobile search history through My Places.
  • Single-handed zoom; double tap, then hold down your finger and slide to zoom.

Google Maps software engineer Keiji Maekawa said in a blog post about new features of Google Maps:

“Just make sure you’re signed in to Google Maps and your web history is enabled to get a number of new benefits including search and directions history.”

“You can also see your mapping search history, as well as your directions history, on your Android phone by going to the ‘Search’ or ‘Directions’ tab under My Places. This way, places and businesses you have already searched for will show up in your suggestions to save you time when you’re out and about.”

So, hurry up and update your Google Maps app to get these amazing new features. And surely, we’ll keep you updated with any new improvements. Stay tuned to us!!!

Author: roveshia

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