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Google launches a home screen on its Maps

By VARINDIA    2017-05-04

 

 

Google is rolling out a home screen on Google Maps for Android, specifically designed for people in India. Google is making sure the home screen loads fast – so that millions of people in India coming online can discover and share great places, even on spotty connections.

 

Cathay Bi, Product Manager Google Maps, said, “We hope this new home screen provides a much more intuitive and faster experience for people in India. The Maps team will continue to evolve our products to make them useful no matter where you go or what you do, especially for the millions of people coming online for the first time.”

 

Now, when you open your Google Maps app, you will instantly see a directions card with different modes of transportation. Below the directions card, you’ll also see icons highlighting some of the other useful features on Maps – from getting a first impression of a place with satellite imagery, to real-time information about traffic around you, to more details about public transport lines when you’re on the road. All these features are now just a tap away. In addition, with a tap on the download icon, you can save a specific map area for offline use.

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