Travel in every place around the world with ease and by using the best GPS navigation system available you are never going to get lost. Obtain real-life traffic and public transit information, find addresses and more about businesses and whatnot, right from the Google Maps app for Android. Glaze through streets with Street View just by swiping across the screen on your phone or tablet. Look at the Earth’s natural beauties from a satellite view and see the unseen.
Turn-by-turn GPS navigation
The built-in GPS navigation system in the app has a voice assistant, which will guide you throughout your rides or walks, offering you an easy and overall great experience by giving you information about what turn is next, after how long of a distance and how much time is left to get to your desired destination.
Real-time traffic information
Always be in touch with the current traffic conditions in your hometown, or your way to a selected destination like your workplace. Save time with the automatic rerouting due to traffic jams, or possible difficulties caused by an incident or a bad weather. Get instant updates on your Android device about any of the aforementioned foreseeable problems that may occur.
Keep in touch with schedules for buses, trains, or ride-shares in your city.
Discover places to eat, sleep, do shopping and for entertainment, attend near-by events and even explore foreign towns in foreign countries like a pro. Go everywhere and never lose your way. Read or give reviews for restaurants and hotels regarding their service qualities and interior/exterior designs to help other people make better choices. Check out collections of in-door images to easily navigate yourself inside stadiums, airplane stations, malls and publish some photos, taken with your camera from your perspective. Learn about the trending places and get AI-powered suggestions for newly opened businesses in your area, or around places you are interested in.
With Street View, you get to browse across streets and see real imagery of the buildings and surroundings, just like you are there.
Download maps for offline use for selected areas and use turn-by-turn navigation without an internet connection. Great for places with no cellular reception like mountains, caves or similar, or when you do not have a data plan.
Plan future trips with your friends and family easily with Google Maps by sharing shortlists with each other and voting for them. For a detailed overview of this feature: “Google Maps 9.88.0 brings Group planning (Shortlists) and some tiny design changes”
Get ride-sharing options inside the Maps app from services like Uber and Lyft, with extra details about estimated time and fare.
Share real-time location
You can share your current location with people for specific periods of time and they can track you in real-time.
- Some features are not available in all countries
Description from Google Play
The Google Maps app for Android phones and tablets makes navigating your world faster and easier. Find the best spots in town and the information you need to get there.
- Comprehensive, accurate maps in 220 countries and territories
- Voice-guided GPS navigation for driving, cycling and walking
- Public transport directions and maps for over 15,000 towns and cities
- Live traffic conditions, incident reports and automatic rerouting to find the best route
- Detailed information on more than 100 million places
- Street View and indoor imagery for restaurants, museums and more
Some features not available in all countries
- Get better location accuracy http://goo.gl/OgnOsv
- Improve voice navigation http://goo.gl/bDMK6P
- Report wrong directions http://goo.gl/hyOG6m
Visit the help centre: http://goo.gl/zganXz
Become a beta tester: http://goo.gl/vLUcaJ
How to join Google Maps Beta
There is a beta testing program running on the Google Play Store and to join it:
Visit the Googe Maps Beta page on TestingCatalog.com. Look for the 📲 Beta test on Google Play button below and click on it. In the following webpage select BECOME A TESTER and after that go ahead and install, or update to the latest version of the app that is available.
A new feature that we spotted recently is related to electric vehicle charging stations, which you can now see in the search results. For more: “Google Maps allows you to search for EV charges on the map with its latest update”