Well I am pleased about this. Google Maps has looked awful for a long time with that basic colour scheme. But the app is so terrible these days, it is way too bloated and the UI is cluttered with useless options that should be hideable. I run Google Maps on a SD820 device and the lag is unbearable. The app is badly optimized no question.
I'm not an Apple fanboy (I have used Android for 8 years) but I think Apple Maps really perfected the colour schemes in light and dark modes, and the amount of detail to show at varying zoom levels. And even on an older A9 chipset it runs super-smooth with no hint of lag. Of course Google Maps will always have better information but I think Apple Maps offers a MUCH more refined and privacy-consious experience.
For navigation Waze is always my number one choice.
Google map has lots of error especially street view, many time I end up at wrong place.
In my small country, we have another local map provider. It's surprising, but it keeps up with the competition from Google maps. It has many layers (winter, tourist, simple, aerial...), own streetview (only in Czech rep.) and now other countries thanks OSM maps.
But what is really great - layout desing si much better in my view. Even after this Google maps update - en.mapy.cz
I wish, google maps would move in this way.
Vaidas, 19 Aug 2020Did anyone noticed, that Google Maps app started to build strange and not optimal navigation r... moreThat's for years already. Irrelevant outdated maps, low contrast, tiny fonts. Absolutely useless app
Vaidas, 19 Aug 2020Did anyone noticed, that Google Maps app started to build strange and not optimal navigation r... moreI do notice this. Not directly but on apps using it's API. Sometimes it suggests around-the-block route instead of direct one.
When will they add HUD support? This is an extremely useful feature, also enhances safety, when driving.
Previous one look more simple
Did anyone noticed, that Google Maps app started to build strange and not optimal navigation routes? At least in different way it did it before, often I did not expect to. Something changed in algorithms and not in a good way.
It won't look as simple as it used to, but if it comes to romania then sure, I love it
I just hope Google can make their StreetView as smooth as LookAround
i am just want new satellite image every month not every years.
It doesn't look better to me, those new colors are so distracting.