Google Maps for Android updates with terrain mode, interface tweaks

Google Maps for Android updates with terrain mode, interface tweaks

A minor Google Maps update is rolling out today which brings back terrain mode and adds small interface changes. Terrain maps were removed in version 7 of Google Maps for Android for no reason but now they’re back. Hikers and campers will appreciate its return.

Google Maps Android via Android Police

As for the interface tweaks, they are minor changes to make reading information easier. Travel times are now bolded and the transit method (driving, walking, biking, public transportation) are more obvious. Icons for each method will appear next to each card in the navigation selection screen.

Walking times are also new, letting you know exactly how long you’ll be walking when using public transportation.

The update is rolling out to Google Play now. If you don’t want to wait, you can download Google Maps for Android here.

Via: Android Police

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