Google has spruced up the Navigation menu in the Google Maps with a new update. The new Google Maps update brings a redesigned home screen for the Google Maps Navigation menu which is still in the beta mode. However, this redesigned Navigation menu home screen is meant only for the Android 4.0 or higher update running devices.
In the revamped Google Maps, the Navigation menu with icons listed on the top and option to choose between different modes. Along with that, Google has also improved the pixel density of the maps for the devices with higher screen resolution which will make them appear crisper and sharper.
Large screen bearing smartphones sporting higher resolution will now be able to show crisper maps and more detailed views. That will help users for precise fixing of the points on the maps.
Users also get to choose the Transit method along with route options to suite their requirements. So now you can choose the quickest route to reach the destination with minimal transfers. Also for those who don’t like to walk much, the improved transit mode also presents minimal walking routes.
Interestingly, this update comes immediately after Nokia Drive 2.0 has been pushed out for Windows Phone based Lumia devices that brings offline navigation. Currently, the Google Maps Navigation is far from providing offline navigation but from the current rate of updates, it will be there soon, hopefully.
Google Maps update is now available through the Play Store.