Somewhere between OKC and HNL, I missed the notification from Google Play. But Maps just got a huge update and I was very grateful as I navigated the unfamiliar streets of Honolulu.
The new update add a number of features, but I first noticed the “stay in the left two lanes to make a left turn at . . .” command. As we drove down the “King K,” Maps announced my upcoming turns and lanes to stay in. Very handy.
Here’s a list of the new features:
- Lane/exit notifications
- Offline mode — this was already available, but it looks beefed up
- Locations feature — a new, revised way of viewing and finding restaurants, hotels, and other hot spots; we found a great “local” Hawaiian eatery (the feature also tells you what’s popular in the area or with tourists)
- Uber integration
- Updated transit features
- Advanced favorites saving
- More Street View integration
Some pretty handy and useful features came in this new update. Now, if only we could get crowd sourced traffic.