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Google Maps for Android just got some awesome new features

18
Jul
2014

Google Maps for Android is getting a new update, Android Police reports, which will bring users some interesting features for their favorite maps applications. Google Maps v8.2 for Android will support conversational voice actions in navigation mode – users will be able to ask things like “how long until destination,” “what’s my next turn” or tell Google to “show traffic,” – although they’ll have to make sure they hit the proper phrasing precisely, in order to actually be able to trigger an appropriate response from Google Maps. Another nifty feature concerns cycling enthusiasts. Bicycles owners will now be able to avoid steep climbs, or choose steeper climbs if that’s what they fancy, as Google Maps will now show elevation details in bicycle

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