New Google Maps with fewer updates than expected

Google has updated the Maps app to version 7.4.0. What’s new: a couple of adjusted gestures and new UI elements.

google-maps-1Regular Maps users will notice that one-finger zoom gestures are now reversed. You have to double-tap, hold and drag down to zoom in. The vertical view commands are also different, for a bird’s eye view you need to drag down with two fingers, while dragging up will adjust the 45 virtual degree view. Explore menu shows some minor visual changes, … Continue reading

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Google Maps update brings faster navigation, improved search

Well in case you didn’t see the update notification on top of your status bar then you should know that a new Google Maps update popped up earlier this week through Google Play, and will surely come to you eventually. If you haven’t updated yet, there is a pretty good chance that the update is awaiting your approval.


Judging from the update change log, you should see faster navigation, along with route previews and better traffic overviews. There’s also an … Continue reading

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