Starting today, Version 7 of the Google Maps app comes with a new discovery feature, along with enhanced navigation among other things. A major update is rolling out for the Android version of Google Maps, with an iOS update coming soon after. The update is looking to normalize the UI for users. Explore is also a new feature on the Maps app, allowing users to search and discover nearby places. The enhanced navigation feature is able to show real-time traffic and accidents/incidents up ahead, along with alternate routes for the user to take. If you’re a foodie, you are in luck, because Zagat is now integrated into the Explore feature along with badges and a rating system. This definitely sounds like an awesome update that is more streamlined. I’d love to see it in action!

 

Source: Engadget