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Android Auto may get multitasking on the navigation screen, and somebody will surely complain

Android Auto may get multitasking on the navigation screen, and somebody will surely complain

Android Auto has gone through quite a few revisions over the years, with many changes aimed at making the interface easier to use while people are driving. With the latest update, a new interface is in development that may promise to keep the navigation screen in view all the time so drivers never have to switch screens just to check notifications or control music.

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Google Maps's new features help ease you back into navigating public spaces

Google Maps's new features help ease you back into navigating public spaces

I hesitate to say this year is worse than last year, but there are still a lot of things we're adjusting to when it comes to day-to-day life — especially out and about while traveling. We might have been able to hunker down for the last year, but with things like work obligations and family that haven't seen us in ages, we can't stay at home forever. To make it all a bit easier, Google Maps is rolling out a few new tools to help you navigate the "new normal."

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Google Maps: Nifty new Insights feature is now rolling out more widely

Google Maps: Nifty new Insights feature is now rolling out more widely

Google Maps keeps track of your daily timeline, and though its level of accuracy can feel a little too invasive, it's an excellent tool for tracking vacations, road trips, and any other travel. Timeline is getting a fresh coat of paint, along with a couple of new features to help you track your activity on an even deeper level. The new Insights tab now appears to be rolling out to more users.

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Google Maps Go passes 500 million Play Store installs

Google Maps Go passes 500 million Play Store installs

Android Go is designed for phones with limited resources and comes with a variety of apps, including Maps Go. The latter offers limited functionality compared to the main version, but doesn't require a lot of resources to run. The fact that it just passed 500 million downloads on the Play Store is a good indication of the platform's success.

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All the new Google Maps features announced at I/O

All the new Google Maps features announced at I/O

While Google I/O gets a lot of attention for Android, Chrome, and Search, Google hasn't rested on its laurels for one of its most successful products: Maps. According to the I/O keynote presentation, over 100 improvements to the system are currently in the works, many of which are relying on new AI developments.

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Google Workspace users are finally getting the handy Maps shortcut in Calendar

Google Workspace users are finally getting the handy Maps shortcut in Calendar

About two years ago, Google added sidebars to its web apps, enhancing its services with miniature versions of Calendar, Tasks, or Keep, and you can even integrate third-party applets. For the first time in ages, a web app has now received a new standard integration — you can now access an almost full-blown version of Maps right inside Google Calendar.

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Act like it's 2005 again with TomTom AmiGO's new Android Auto support

Act like it's 2005 again with TomTom AmiGO's new Android Auto support

Last week, Google finally made it possible to bring third-party navigation apps to Android Auto without requiring a beta version. The company promoted a list of new driving services coming alongside the change, including TomTom AmiGo. If you're looking to switch away from Google Maps or Waze, a new update to AmiGo adds Android Auto support to display on your car's infotainment system.

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Android Auto's first 3rd-party navigation and map app is now available

Android Auto's first 3rd-party navigation and map app is now available

Until now, Google Maps and Waze (also owned by Google) were the only navigation apps to be fully supported on Android Auto — others were restricted to the phone interface. This is now changing as popular alternative Sygic becomes one of the first third-party navigation apps to have native support for Android Auto.

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Google restores long-lost Maps feature due to popular demand

Google restores long-lost Maps feature due to popular demand

Yesterday Google highlighted several great new features coming to Maps, but the company left one little detail out of its announcement: The compass is back. The classic orienteering widget is back by popular demand, and it's about as reliable as ever.

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Google Maps is getting a ton of new features — here's what to expect and when

Google Maps is getting a ton of new features — here's what to expect and when

Google Maps is easily one of the company's most successful products. The era of using a paper guide or linear follow-them-or-get-lost MapQuest directions is long over. And though some competing services like Apple Maps might be prettier, Google Maps is king when it comes to functionality, tools, and services integrations. But the best-of-the-best is getting better this summer, and Google is rolling out a handful of new tools and tweaks, like indoor AR navigation, weather and air quality information, grocery pickup integration, and tweaks to reduce your dead-dinosaur-burning car's carbon footprint.

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