A new Google Maps update popped up earlier this week through Google Play, but since staged rollouts start in small waves before arriving on everyone’s handsets, we’re now just seeing the rollout increase. If you haven’t yet updated, there is a pretty good chance that the update is awaiting your approval.
In the update, we’re seeing faster navigation, that also has route previews and better traffic overviews. There are improved hotel search results with sponsored rate and booking links (read: advertisements). And Google even included a “Tips and Tricks” menu that can be accessed through the slideout navigation, though it’s nothing more than a redirect to a Maps support page.
– Faster access to navigation, complete with route and traffic overview
– Improved hotel search results with sponsored rates and booking links
– Tips and Tricks available in the side menu
– Bug fixes