Google has updated its Google Maps Android application, a day after its launched an upgraded version of its maps application for iOS devices.
The upgrade has been rolled out on the Google Play store and has been made available for users with devices running on Android 4.1 and later versions to begin with. The upgrade will be making its way to devices with Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 in the coming days. The new upgrade brings in a host of new features along with a much improved user interface as well.
The updated Google Maps version 7.0.2 now comes with support for simpler navigation including walking and transit. To access navigation users simply need to point a location and the application readily makes the navigation time available based on the mode selected. Detailed direction can be downloaded later on.
Also there is the all new and improved traffic alerting system as well which shows the density of traffic in a particular area if selected. The user interface now has been improved to offer simple and faster access to navigation and work around.
The offline storage functionality however has been removed from the application, but we surely hope that it will be made available for the users back again in coming times.