+ Tuesday March 19th, 2019

google maps
Google Maps is apparently in the process of receiving an update – to version 9.3.0 for those playing at home – which includes a nifty new feature: Shareable directions.

The new feature allows you to look up directions and then share them to any app in the Android sharing intents menu, including options to display as standard or either Satellite or Terrain view.

As well there’s now an option in the location settings dialogue box which pops up when your Location settings aren’t suitable for what you’re trying to do in Maps, allowing you to turn the nag off.

Android Police have had a look at the source code and found references to future Maps functions, including the ability to receive ‘location-specific contextual notifications’.

The update is rolling out now, or you can head to APKMirror to download the APK ahead of time.

Maps - Navigate & Explore
Maps - Navigate & Explore
Developer: Google LLC
Price: Free
Source: Google Play.
Via: Android Police.

Daniel Tyson  

Avatar

Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it.

Dan's dedication to Ausdroid is without question, and he has represented us at some of the biggest international events in our industry including Google I/O, Mobile World Congress, CES and IFA.

4
Join the Ausdroid Conversation

avatar
3 Comment threads
1 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
4 Comment authors
Jeremy wregAdrian TrimarchiHarry Smiles Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
reg
Guest
reg

no good if you use Nexus 7 (2013) wifi.
It would locate you unless GPS is turned on

Adrian Trimarchi
Guest
Adrian Trimarchi

Unfortunately hasn’t fixed the issue of the navigation voice. Only the robotic US voice without Street names.
I have svox as my text-to-speech engine but maps is the only app that doesn’t recognise it.

Is anyone else having the same issue?

Jeremy w
Guest
Jeremy w

Yep, annoying. I am still down grading to 8.4.1

Harry Smiles
Guest
Harry Smiles

Just had a play with it, the directions are ok, but a bit too long winded.

Check Also

New Office 365 Trick: Convert Photo of a table into Excel Table automatically on your Android

Anyone who has had to manually create an Excel table from a printed data table …