Google Maps has only just updated to version 9 (three weeks ago) but yesterday was updated again to version 9.1. The new features of version 9 were enough to have anyone downloading the app, so let’s have a look at what’s new and improved! Google Maps was already a free app available in 220 countries, which means you’ll likely be able to use it wherever you are. The new update doesn’t seem like a significant update, but one of the big changes is Google Maps 9.1 providing helpful information about the destination or a location that the user looks up. The app will give the current weather and time at the given location as well, along with some interesting and fun facts. In addition, the new version will also respond audibly to users’ request to “show traffic” or “hide traffic” – pretty nifty if you’re on the road already.
Let’s look a little deeper and find out what’s just around the corner for the Google Maps 9.1 update. Under the surface, and not appearing live just yet, are some extras that you’ll be keen to hear about. There are a few new strings regarding lodging reservations so that users will be able to have check-in and check-out dates displayed. Also, there are a number of strings regarding rerouting and unexpected delays on the roads. This is in addition to the “show traffic” function that shows where traffic is busy. Google Maps 9.1 users will know exactly how much time will be saved by rerouting, and the new feature will alert them to various situations that require a “route around” such as road closures. Alerts regarding transit schedule changes are also available, including early and late arrivals.
Importantly, the APK is signed by Google and upgrades your existing Google Maps app, which means you can be guaranteed there’s a cryptographic signature ensuring the file is safe to install and not tampered with in any way. Waiting for Google to push this download to your smart device may take a few days, so downloading and installing it like all other APKs is the fastest way to enjoy new features and get you on the road faster! If you want to download the apk for install, we have uploaded it for you and you can do so by hitting this link to get the file.