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Jul
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Love it or hate it, version 7 of Google Maps is now apparently rolling out to everyone. The latest release is entirely different from prior versions and gives the mobile app a look that matches that of the new Google Maps soon to hit the web. Upon opening the app for the first time, a solitary search bar hovers at the top of the screen while all other options are tucked away. For a complete breakdown of how things function now, take a look of our in-depth unofficial changelog.

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If you haven't already made the jump, there's a few things you should keep in mind before doing so. My Maps is gone, and caching locations for offline use is kind of quirky. The traffic widget is no more, but there's an alternative Directions & Navigations widget that somewhat makes up for it. Overall, though, we'd call the changes in the new version a step in the right direction and encourage users to make the jump. Anyone who hasn't already received a notification should check for the upgrade manually, and if the update still isn't available for you, let us know.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Hector

    Hi! I havent recive the update. I own an HTC Sensation 4G Android version 4.0.3. Thanks for all the help you can give me.

    • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael

      I have an HTC EVO 3D on 4.0.3 and just checked again, still no update available also.

    • Benjamin Pavel

      Yea looks like ICS will be the latest that will receive the update.
      At least my tablet on JB got the update though.

      • leo

        Ya I have a Samsung galaxy s3 on jelly bean that got the update but I also have an Asus eee pad transformer tf101 on 4.0.3 that didn't get the update. Hopefully it comes soon

        • http://www.impulsivestudios.com/ Justin Myers

          Got it on my VZW GS3 running CyanogenMod 10.1.2 although no go on my VZW XOOM stock 4.0.4.

        • Pri

          Hey guys, how do you uninstall an update to go back to the older version? Thx

  • http://www.androidgeek.in/ Serra Stone

    I got the update a short bit ago.

    • James_C_L

      Thank god I backed up the previous version. The only thing that is an improvement is the look. They basically crippled the map Imo.

  • Luis

    Still, no update on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with Android 4.0.4

  • http://anaershadowynomaly.deviantart.com Farran Lee

    Just got the update earlier. I had sideloaded 7.0 already.
    Xperia Z with cm10.1 and Nexus 7 stock.

  • Michael Robinson

    If you swipe the estemated time left to right you can change the route you want to take.

    • squiddy20

      Pretty sure the ability to do this has been there since 7.0.0

      • Ander Choi

        ummm...no...not in the actual navigating route mode..touching the time bar on the bottom only switches between how long it will take to get to your destination...the time you will arrive as if we can't do simple math...and the miles for the total trip... can only swipe the bottom from the previous screen BEFORE you "Start" the navigation... in the previous version you can ask for alternative route in the traffic layer while you're already in moving in navigation...

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

      This doesn't work in the navigation mode. You need to back out of it and then in the mode where the time and Start are shown, you can swipe.

  • Flower

    I have the update on my Galaxy 3 and used it last weekend.

  • squiddy20

    I'm curious to know what changed from 7.0.1 since the description in "What's new" isn't "new".

    • Paul_Werner

      Time for another teardown but I'm assuming not much

  • z0phi3l

    All hate aside, it's been working great for me, it's offered faster routes and has figured out my erratic driving to get me home in a reasonable amount of time

  • Craig Simpson

    I disabled auto update. From what I have heard it takes to much away of what i actually use. I had the update offer a few days ago or something

  • SSyar

    No update on Nexus 7 yet.,.,. Karachi, Pakistan

  • Paul Troy

    Just got it ota. Nexus 4
    .

    • HebeGuess

      This ain't OTA, brother..

      • Paul Troy

        It was automatically installed via Google play via 3g internet..

  •   

    Just got the update 7.0.2 on my TF300 running android 4.2

  • Amit

    New Google Maps sucks... I can find my appartment by typing the name is search bar, can even get the directions from my apartments to any other place.. but when I type the same appartment name as my Home Location.. it says Location not found :(
    How the Location I am able to find from the search cannot be found in the Home Location.

    • dfsafhjdgsio

      Shake your device and report the issue. Google has teams of people that respond to stuff like this.

    • Horlando Diaz

      In Cherry Hill NJ, Trying to get directions to a restaurant nearby, after multiple tries finally got to input (unintentionally) "from my location" and maps responded "cannot give directions from Malaysia to your destination" Are you kidding me Google?! another passenger who has an iPhone in two clicks had navigation working and correctly at that! When Maps finally got it's act together (20min+) no turn by turn voice! - This update is garbage!!!

  • Rolf

    I encourage users to tell Google what they think about this update. Maybe more one star ratings will bring back some of the features we had until now. Anyone who likes this dumbed down app should get an IPhone.

    • vgergo

      My exact thoughts. The iphonification of android. I am getting so depressed

  • Wazzifer

    About time. Neither my Nexus 4 nor my Gnote 10.1 had it before this. I hate these stupid rollouts.

  • mickwheeler

    After using the new update for a week, I've come to the conclusion that any possible improvements are far (FAR) outweighed by the removal of features and useful functions. Any number of which (removed features/functions) can be determined by scrolling through the most recent reviews. However, there were a few that I missed.

    Specifically:

    "Search nearby" - Which allows searching near any point selected on the map (i.e. Pizza near the movie theater I searched for.)

    "Turn right onto Xxxxxxx Street" - Street names are no longer spoken, must look to see where I am on the map (ergo: Why use voice if I have to constantly review every turn visually anyway?)

    "Waypoints" - Dots to indicate each turn on a given route, with specific information as to the direction and street (i.e. Right onto Xxxxxx Avenue.).

    "Zoom buttons" - One finger zoom is now impossible. Two fingers often turns the map instead of zooming. Also, map centering (on my position) is lost with this zoom method.

    "Larger text" - No way to increase text size. Not a problem if holding my phone close to my face, but impossible to see at arm's length (or when my phone is in its mount while driving).

    "My Maps" - No explanation required here. Why would this be omitted?

    "Directions" - A simple button which calls up a screen with a Start Point and End Point. These points could be selected from history, contacts, searching or direct address entry. Simple and intuitive.

    "Physical buttons" - Menu, Back, Search are physical buttons which never change position on a given device and brought up a variety of contextual information. Hitting the tiny Menu tab in the lower left corner often results in an unintended shift of the map position... not to mention a lack of options in the new menu.

    "Navigation" - As a separate app, this allowed for much faster access to directions (seconds usually). Also allowed for a user to select "Map" as one of four options, giving a driving view of the map, automatically adjusting colors/brightness for night mode. Several counter-intuitive steps are now required to go from searching for a location, selecting it as a destination and starting navigation... Nearly impossible to do in the time it takes for a light to change (or within even triple the time of the previous version).

    "Offline Maps" - Again, no explanation required (and already added back by Microsoft, I mean, Google). I'm sure data is available everywhere on the Google campus, but in the rest of the world, there are a few places without data coverage. For those places (or to save the map area in advance... planning ahead), saving the map area locally is imperative.

    "Street View" - The street view preview is gone. Not a big deal, but sometimes it's nice to see whether the place selected looks like the actual place (or at least, like the place next door, since the address numbers almost never match).

    "Direction Indicator" - During navigation (once finally through the necessary steps to start navigating), the arrow points in the wrong direction. Some reviewers have noted the compass is off by 180 degrees, causing constant re-routes. In my case, it's off by 45 to 90 degrees... but constantly pointing in a direction other than that being traveled.

    These are the things I noticed during my week of using the updated app. The update has rendered the app virtually useless, without many of the features I relied upon in the previous version... and a few I didn't realize I relied upon until they were gone. For now, I've downgraded back to version 6.14.4... Thanks, but no thanks, Google.

    • shonangreg

      I can't believe google removed voice navigation. I am on vacation and have been using maps navigation and loving it. Now, for driving, Maps has become MUCH less useful.

      Bad! Google. Bad!

      • https://plus.google.com/u/0/108482452903817442299/posts Andrew Bone

        I guess the idea is you navigate from google now.

        • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael

          Then Google Now would need to come to ICS...(?)

      • mickwheeler

        To be clear, Voice Navigation still works... it just doesn't tell you the name of the street to turn onto. This means you have to look at the screen (almost constantly leading up to the turn) to see if the street on the map display matches the street ahead on the road. This renders Voice Navigation useless to me... unless there's only one possible street to turn onto.

        • shonangreg

          No, using Maps to choose a destination, on 7.0.2 on a Japanese Nexus being used in Hawaii with volumes all turned up, I get no voice. Zero. I get sent over to the same navigation app as last week, with my car following along the streets the same way, but no voice -- and no option to turn voice on or off anywhere.

          • mickwheeler

            Odd... only the street names were affected for me. Perhaps fragmentation has affected Maps as well.

          • beaminup

            You can uninstall the Beta and be back to the old version. I just did happily the old is back. To many features are gone from this new version.

          • shonangreg

            I never installed the beta, unless you count the regular app in the Play Store as being a beta, which I guess it is: Google Maps 7 beta 3-Q

            I ended up just using the prior Maps version still on my Galaxy Note. It works fine.

        • Elad

          For me, voice navigation works just fine, including reading the street names. I'm using Galaxy Nexsus running Android 4.2.2.

    • Josh

      You can double tap and drag to zoom with one finger.

      • therealbiglou

        Wow, thanks for the tip! I actually like this gesture better than [-] and [+] buttons!

      • mickwheeler

        Thanks for the tip, but this gesture has not worked for me (on a Galaxy S2) and always results in a shift of the map. Also, out of twelve functional issues, this particular one doesn't alter my opinion of the update in any significant way... it's terrible.

        • Cerberus_tm

          Besides, that function has been present for almost a year, at least on phones where it worked (like my Galaxy Nexus). So it's not a new improvement.

          • mickwheeler

            Agreed. This gesture (double tap, then drag up/down to zoom) works fine with the older version (6.14.4), but not with the update. Certainly not a "new" feature and even if it worked, not enough (on its own) to sway my impression.

          • Cerberus_tm

            Ohh it broke in the update? Damn. Unbelievable. I'm staying with the older version. Gapple, I'm looking at you: stop this.

    • http://thedangerbrain.com/ Alfonso Surroca

      Specifically with the direction indicator, this is an issue that I don't think is related to the update. I've had 180 degree direction issues, causing horrible re-routes like you described, sporadically since many versions back.

      Overall, though, they really seem to have pulled an Apple, making it beautiful, simple, streamlined... and totally useless for longtime Maps users.

    • Jason Blade

      I totally agree. I mean it's not as bad as AppleMaps, as that would be like a treasure map with an X over an entire ocean, but Google, I are dissappoint.

    • TruckinTim

      You didn't mention the removal of "Traffic" from Navigation. Living in Dallas/Ft.Worth, this feature was invaluable to get around hot spots, or simply knowing HOW LONG you'll be stuck in the traffic. Many users, I assume, probably won't miss it. I always thought it was the best feature of the app, and considered it pure fu**ing magic Google knew how much traffic was ahead of me.

      It was also easy to find and alternate route on the fly. This update is no upgrade.

  • Lamm

    Dafuq, I use "my maps" for off road routes near the pantanal in Brazil, how am I suposed to find my way to those farms now.

    Back to paper maps? Come on google!!!

  • briankariu

    Update pushing through to my nexus 4 and 7 all the way out here in Kenya :D

  • Jay Walker

    Checked few days ago, said `latest` update was 11th July (but i got no update) NOW its saying update is 17th July but still i am on the older version.. le sigh

  • eric

    Saddly still not on the S4.

    • Paul

      Got it on my s4. And uninstalled it. Deleting my maps? What is google thinking?

  • Mark Vrijenhoek

    I dont get the update on my Galaxy tab 10.1 ICS

  • CeluGeek

    I got it last night on my tablet. My phone is still waiting.

    • jon the van man

      i was previously a google maps fan.
      - the new version has totally destroyed its good points. an insult to all the users.
      - try street maps if you are a guy/ girl who prints off the locality you are heading to.
      jon k

  • Bobby

    Got the update and now I can't find "my maps". Can anyone help?

    • Scott

      Can you even read. Seriously.

    • Cerberus_tm

      Google removed lots of useful functions and generally dumbed Maps down. Better revert to an earlier version.

  • Jeff Weatherup

    Is anyone else's maps app flickering since the update? I'm an on Amaze 4G running unofficial AOKP (4.2) and much of the time that the maps app is open (including navigation) it flickers, jumping up and down. It also does the same to the notification bar/drawer while the maps app is running. Am I the only one?

    • Mitch Besser

      You are NOT the only one. It's terrible on my Amaze. I wish I could rollback to the pre-update but my only options are to keep the latest or the original version that came with the phone. Neither is good.

      • Jeff Weatherup

        Fair enough. I can tell you that after switching to a Nexus device, not only is the maps experience better, but the all-around Android experience is much better.

        • Mitch Besser

          Thanks for the info. However, if someone at Google and/or HTC is reading this... unfair. Android is supposed to be Open Source and installed on any phone an OEM wants. The fact it only works on a Google phone is "unfair". I can't say if Google Maps is to blame for not following standards or if HTC didn't produce their phone to specs. I have to blame Google though, because if the phone didn't meet the specs, then the test suite to get the Android approved logo should have failed the phone. So it's either a fault in the test suite written by Google and given to the OEM (HTC) or a problem with Google Maps. There's no other option.

          • Jeff Weatherup

            Oh, I heartily agree with you! It's absurd. Honestly, I think I'm done with HTC's phones. Though the build quality is usually *seemingly* good, I've had it with the lack of updates, abysmal battery life, and overheating! My guess is that the new maps might have issues on phones with screens smaller than 4.5" or so, but that's just a guess. Just offering my new observations, that's all.

  • Itchy_Robot

    FUCK!!! I didn't read that 'My Maps' was gone until after I updated. I desperately need this for work. It has all my job sites that I travel too on that layer. Is there any way I can uninstall this new version and go back to the old one? Please someone help!

    • Cerberus_tm

      When we Fandroids are even considering moving (back) to *Apple*, you know Google did something very wrong. I totally agree, Robot; I'm staying with the older version too. Stupid Google and its recent Iphonification.

    • rickduque

      Itchy_robot: how did you unistall the google maps from app store ?

  • Nick

    Why did they take away my on-screen zoom buttons????!!

  • Dee Norbert

    Still no Update on my LG Optimu Hub and Optimus L7.Country Romania.

  • NoneOfYourBizzness

    Still nothing on my HTC Rezound.

    • gjr

      Anything for you yet? also on a rezound.

      • NoneOfYourBizzness

        Nope, still nothing.

        • gjr

          Ridiculous.

          • NoneOfYourBizzness

            Yep, it is.

  • Peggalita

    I HATE the new Google Navigation update! I much prefer the BETA version over the new version. The update is not as user-friendly as the BETA version. I miss the "Navigation" option that allows me to "Speak Destination", or "Type Destination". I also really like the "Local" feature that let's me find nearby restaurants, cafes, bars and attractions. All-in-all...I much prefer the older versions LOOK and user-friendly features.

  • robertwheat

    Sorry Google - I an now looking for a good offline navigation and map tool. You removed "My Places", terrain view (your best feature), you cannot pick a point on the map as the destination anymore, etc. But I do have about a hundred places to pick from an old history from gods knows where. By now, you should be able to drag a route, save it offline with no limitations, and somehow have navigation integrated. But you don't. We went badly backwards. Some Google employee used the analogy that it was an open house and all the features were not finished. You should have curtains and furniture in that open house and the damn toilets should not be missing!

    • Frayed Knot

      I am most disappointed that the terrain view is gone. No topography available, what a total downgrade. Unfortunately i cannot uninstall updates from this phone. Someone tell me what a decent map program is because this one sucks

  • TimP

    Google took a perfectly good app and screwed it up by taking out all the good stuff so they can make a cute and useless map. Did they get advice from Apple and Facebook on this? Give us the important stuff back: My Maps, Latitude, measurement tool, spoken navigation cues, larger text, search nearby, cached maps, etc. It's now harder to do anything worthwhile, and impossible to do the most useful tasks. Shame on you, Google! Read the new rating in the Google Play Store.

  • Dave

    Android 4.04 on my HP Touchpad......... No update for me yet! I check everyday!

  • d

    Terrible update. Removes functions and makes it more like social network that a map. Glad I was able to revert back to previous version.

  • https://kat.ph/user/SCSA420 StoneCold420

    How do you keep it from updating and changing everything?

  • newmapssucks

    All I have to say is, DO NOT UPDATE. You'll regret if you do.

    • Pete Taylor

      It was forced on us with the latest O/S update. Believe me, I tried.

  • Dargo

    This new up/downgrade is absolutely unimpressive, ridiculous , Google's developers you destroyed all good things in Google maps ...

  • Dargo

    Hey Google I hope you will kick very soon that very "talented" developer whose idea downgraded our maps ..... please kick him and bring back your old good maps ...

  • prestonjb

    Yes its pretty.. Maybe even visually better.. But it seems a lot of stuff I use every day is missing.

    Now I'm hating auto updates and this app is quickly becoming useless

  • Dr. Tread

    Worst upgrade ever!! What fool would remove the on screen zoom. Now I have a stupid iphone again and I hate the copycat google. Idiots all of them!!!@; $!#&*#@

  • P-doff

    What a mess!!! They've taken out the ability to bring up your contacts if you are a google apps for business user. So no longer can I get directions to a client (who i've set up with their address in contacts) without first going into contacts memorising the address and then having to manually input it in.
    Who's bright idea was that??

  • x

    Where's the + & - (zoom in & out) button? At least give us the option to make it visible on the map or not. Geez! U have to use 2 hands to zoom in & out (using the pinch method) vs using only 1 hand to tap the + or - sign. What were u thinking google?

  • manish bansal

    On 7.0.2, I miss the scale/ measuring tool. Infact, the whole "labs" is missing in options. What to do?

  • KD

    The new maps suck, no more latitude, no more my maps. local search feels more difficult.

  • John Ball

    This new version is a useless piece of crap. I keep uninstalling it and they keep pushing it out, and I cannot find the factory app in manager so I can disable automatic updates. Please don't force your poorly developed software on us. Google listen up: THIS IS BAD SOFTWARE!

  • Mr Fix it
  • imjeff62

    keeps crashing if you flip back and forth to check txts or e-mail.

  • CeluGeek

    Three weeks later and I'm still stuck in Maps version 6.14. At this rate, Apple will release iOS 7 and push the update to all iDevice users before I get the update to Google Maps 7.0.

    • gjr

      I feel your pain. No understanding as to why 4.0.3 users have to wait so long? Really?!

  • KZ in AZ

    Someone has to know how much this update sucks. It crashes, repeatedly drops addresses mid-route, and does other bizarre drops and misses. Whomever is responsible should be sacked immediately. Inexcusable.

  • Roger

    Hi all, how are you?

    Please, may someone know where I can find the latest version 6 of Google Maps for Galaxy Nexus?

    I gave up using Google Maps 7 as some key features were removed, so version 7 is completely useless for me now.

    So I really need to downgrade Google Maps to the latest version 6, please, May someone help me?

    Thanks in advance,

    Roger

  • Carlos De Oliveira

    The new google maps for android: SUCKS!

  • JonFromCinti

    Navigation 6.x beta on the Samsung Note 2 was a dream: fast, intuitive, simple to use, powerful, good traffic - had everything. This 7.x update is a complete disaster, in every way. Uninstall and block it, you'll thank me.

  • Rajat R

    I am an avid user of google maps like many others, I use Samsung Galaxy Note 2. My first feedback is BAD about the new map app. I don't like it because:--

    1) I used to have a HOME button on the main screen, it's no more.
    2) It is crashing so many times.
    3) To navigate to walk or public bus, you need to click "car" icon then see those options.
    4) "My current location" used to be present as starting point by default, not anymore you have to select it now.
    5) While driving it is less user friendly to use it now...

  • Yvonne

    I ABSOLUTELY HATE this update. I have tried numerous times to uninstall and get the former version to no avail. this update is dangerous as it constantly closes whilr using forcing u to re enter all the info again. can anyone help please? im desperate. nnekas@gmail
    thanks

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  • cljahn

    I can't get it to work at all. utter garbage.

  • Telemap

    I'm just going back to my GARMIN NUVI. At least it work everytime, all the time.

  • TimP

    Google Maps is horrible. One of the most basic functions of a map should be to find something and get directions to it. Maps can't even do that now. you can only get an approximate address outside cities, and then you cannot save the location where you click on the map. Try it in one one of the most popular places in the nation's most-visited national park: Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Try to save (star) this parking lot location 35.597839, -83.843390 and the marker will be placed a couple of miles away. Obviously, driving directions for a friend to meet you there will be useless. You cannot even put a star anywhere off a street. This is just one of many, many failures in the new maps.
    To install the last good version, follow these steps:
    1. in Play Store, uninstall Maps. But first, while you have the info for maps loaded, hit menu, then uncheck the automatic updates. After uninstalling, you will have the version of Maps that was installed originally on your phone, which is OK.
    2. Download Maps 6.14 from here: http://www.androiddrawer.com/9559/download-maps-6-14-3-app-apk/#.UgjqP5Jwq84
    3. In your phone's security settings, allow it to install apps from unknown sources. Mine (Razr Maxx) is under Security and Screen Lock, Device Administration, Unknown Sources.
    4. Run the apk you just downloaded from your downloads folder.
    5. Go back to the security settings and uncheck the box about unknown sources.
    6. Enjoy the good old Google Maps that really works!

  • ChipP

    I don't see how the reviewer could say "Overall, though, we'd call the changes in the new version a step in the right direction and encourage users to make the jump." I hate the new version and have uninstalled it. In addition to all of the defects that mickwheeler listed in his review, the traffic overlay feature is much slower loading than before. I use it a lot, scanning the traffic on my way to work or back home. When maps starts up, it always defaults to a close up of my neighborhood which I don't want since there's no traffic in it. To zoom out to get a wider area view requires two hands since the +/- button is now gone. I've tried zooming out with the same hand holding the phone, and it's tough. If you don't move both fingers on the screen quickly, it'll select whatever location is under the finger that didn't move. It's also easy to inadvertently pull up the bottom hidden menu. Arrgh!

  • Pebbles Bayliss

    Frankly my dear - it's rubbish, removal of all the features is like chopping the nuts of your stallion, pretty but useless.

  • James Henley

    Maps 7 is THE MOTHER OF ALL EPIC FAILS!

  • Ben S

    I used to love google maps! Over the last 3 days I've came to think this is the worst Google app ever... In fact it is the worst upgrade I have EVER experienced. What is GOOGLE thinking? How I wish I could go back to the old maps. Now I know what iPhone users experienced when they lost Google maps. I feel like I've lost it as well.

  • CHris

    Just add MAPQUEST and Im using that... New google maps is so confusing and hard to use. They made fun of Apple maps but they might be a lot better than this joke of a app.

  • Bi0hazard

    Just Downgrade it's easy. Settings -> Application Settings -> All -> Maps - Uninstall Update

  • Sleestak

    ONE FINGERED (or THUMBED) ZOOMING: All you need to do is double tap on the screen, then drag your finger up or down. Google will zoom in and out on the map as if you were pinching, but it's much easier to pull off with only one hand. This works on iOS and Android.

  • Dan Gauss

    Wow, I must be lucky! My voice directions work as in navigation did, just got to remember to hit 'Start' to start them. Also, the my locations stay in sync with goggle maps on the web. OK so it's not the beta and a few features are gone but IMO I'm satisfied with the update. Take time and learn the new app, don't try and use it when you really really need it straight away. Play forst, to get used to it. Then you're good to go.

  • Johnny

    Why an earth have they got rid of labs, i use larger text. The new google maps text is so small i cannot read it! Dont take things away from us please google. I NEED LARGER TEXT>>>>

  • Pete Taylor

    The Maps app is now a completely worthless piece of JUNK! They took everything good about it and threw it completely out in order to introduce what? A stupid widget?!?!?

    What's even the POINT of having a Google Maps app if you can't have your "Places" in there???? It's like having a car with no steering wheel. I mean really, what's next? They'll only display written directions w/o showing a map? They way things are going... probably.

    I was able to revert back to the old v.6 but then when Android forced out an O/S update, I can no longer do that unless I root my phone. If that's what I have to do in order to properly use what used to be a GREAT app... then it shows that the app has turned to garbage overnight. Do they even ASK people what they like in an app?? NOPE!

  • John Correia

    Maps 7 (the new one) is completely crippled. How can you even think its a step in a "right direction" when the only real "upgrade" is huge ugly white squares blocking my map. Sure it looks kinda like apple but apple sucks. Thats why I own an android. The google map designers need to quit trying to copy apple dummyware

  • NitroFan

    Once again those 'innovators" at Google have taken a perfectly usable if direction less project "Google Maps" on Windows PC and 'innovated' it to the point at which it is almost unusable!
    Well done you Google another of your concepts 'innovated' right out of my toolbox

  • drklassen

    This new version totally sucks on my Droid Razr Maxx. It seems it can't read the GPS properly at all as all maps are rotated by 90° in the navigation mode; I move forward but the road I'm on is going left-to-right on the screen. This is true in drive and walk mode.