In the last few days, things have been going well again on Google Maps for Android. The graphical application will receive many new features and improvements in a few days and in the future. Start shot provided by Compass, now available after two years of user persuasion Has come back. As the compass should work, it always points north during navigation. In the current application version, you will see the compass again.
Assistant driver mode is enabled for German users
Google will surprisingly hatch the Easter egg for German users on April 5th. One of the long-awaited should be on Easter Monday Assistant driving mode for German users on Google Maps Start officially. This new driving mode is a combination of Google Maps and Google Assistant. If Google’s plans do not change again, in the long run, it will replace the phone screen version of Android Auto.
To the environment: Navigation prefers the green way and warns ecological zones
With a few other minor updates, Google is reversing its map usage in many places. This includes revision of the route plan, which also focuses on future environmental alternatives. In fact, the green path should always be preferredIf it does not take longer than the fast track. Google announced that this option can be turned off.
In the process, Google Maps will also be alerting the user if such an ecosystem is on a path, considering ecosystems in the future.
Google Maps shows weather and air quality (like pollen)
I especially like the new positions above Current weather and air quality To report. The weather feature in particular is practical and it is somehow reminiscent of the classic weather report with a weather map. As for air quality, Google requires separate data from responsible companies, so the international release of this level may take some time.
Live View now serves larger buildings as well
Finally I was able to see the live view Help for a better orientation even outside, In the future This is also possible in large buildings such as airports. Important escalators, elevators, check-in counters, ticket counters, toilets and other “hotspots” are quickly found in such buildings. Or some shops if you have a big mall.
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