Latest Google Maps for Android update brings improvements for public transportation users (and more)

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Google has recently updated the Maps app on Android. The app, just for the record, has gone up to version 6.10 and this update comes with a focus on public transportation information. Or as Google noted, this update makes the “transit information even more useful.” The update deals with the Transit Lines layer. Users will now be able to select a specific mode of public transportation, whether it be train, bus, tram or subway on the map and hide the other modes. This, in theory should make things a bit easier to see, read and use in areas where public transportation are plentiful.

Another change dealt with the layout of the station pages. The pages have an updated look and will show you departure times, lines serving the station and the distance to any nearby stations. Finally, this update also touched on My Places and Location History displays.

  • Now, whenever you search for a city or postal code, the borders of that region are highlighted.
  • Under My Places you’ll notice we’ve added new tabs, which will help you access all your information from a single place; from your saved maps for use offline to your starred places and Custom Maps created on your desktop.
  • If you enable Location History, you’ll be able to browse the places you’ve been on a daily basis with an updated Location History dashboard.

Via [Official Google Blog] and [Google Play]

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