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Google Maps 2.0 For iOS, Brings iPad Support For The First Time

By Sam Lehman | Jul 17, 2013 08:58 AM EDT

Google Maps 2.0 for iOS brings iPad support for the first time; Enhanced navigation and more
Google Maps 2.0 for iOS brings iPad support for the first time; Enhanced navigation and more (Photo : Reuters)

Google brings better and improved ways to explore places from iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad via its Google Maps update.

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Google announced Tuesday, an updated version of Google Maps for iOS with enhanced navigation, incident reports, live traffic updates and will also support larger iPad and iPad mini screens, for the first time. The news comes a week after the web giant updated Google Maps for Android.

The latest update to iOS, which brings the app to version 2.0, is packed with enhanced navigation that also includes indoor directions and maps for malls, airports, transit stations, and more. The update includes a new way to discover popular places to eat, drink, shop, rest and play with "Explore." Google Maps now has a new rating system which will allow users to choose the best places with their friends' and others' ratings. The new Explore section is also integrated with Zagat expert ratings for better decision making.

The improved navigation tracks live traffic details and incident reports of any construction or an accident on the road. It is updated with public transportation details with more than a million public transit stops around the world. Google Maps 2.0 brings voice-guided navigation for bikers with more than 330,000 miles of trails, paths and bike lanes around the globe.

The updated version of the app is available for free download on App Store.

 

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