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Update: Not only does the update address the reboot issues, but it also brings about a very useful new feature: cycling directions for 10 different countries (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK)! This includes full turn-by-turn, voice-guidance in Maps Navigation for all 12 supported countries (all previously mentioned, plus the U.S. and Canada), as well. Getting around on your bike has never been easier!


Today, Google's most downloaded app, Maps, saw a small update. The changelog on the Play Store doesn't explain what's new, but according to some XDA users, it appears to fix an issue that caused some HTC devices to reboot while using Navigation. Previously, version 6.10.0 caused the problem and the solution was to rollback to a previous release of the app. Now, though, the bug appears to be fixed.


Aside from that, nothing else appears to have changed. Certainly nothing to warrant an update to the changelog, which still lists the new features from v6.10.0. If you're an HTC user, you may want to head to the Play Store immediately to download the update. And you can finally put away that Atlas you've had in the front seat of your car since this whole thing began. What is this, the 1990s?

Source: XDA

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  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Hooray for biking navigation!

    • Paul_Werner

      I for one have been waiting on this feature for a long time now

    • Sorian

      ... As long as the people in cars and trucks don't try and run you off the road... been there, don't need to repeat it too often.

  • Arnie

    Biking is not available in the UK yet, tried it and it's not displayed. Hopefully it will appear very soon.

  • Haydn Jones

    Not fixed reboot issues on HTC Velocity.. had to uninstall update after 3 reboots.. found it is definitely related to touch interaction, as it can run in background fine, but as soon as you interact it crashes within 20 secs. Logcat seems vague, but definitely the reboot is a warm boot only as logcat continues