Google Maps app gets material design makeover & better Uber integration

New Google MapsGoogle has announced that it has started rolling out the updated version of Maps Android app in Google Play. Like most Google app updates recently, the major change in the latest update for Maps Android app is the inclusion of material design.

According to a post on Google Maps blog, Maps app now includes bright colours and fresh new design with surfaces and shadows that echo the real world. In addition to the new design, Google Maps for Android app is also getting option to reserve a restaurant table via OpenTable (US only) within the app itself as well as better Uber integration (in select cities).

Google notes that users will now see estimates for Uber’s pickup time and price for their route in walking and transit directions in Google Maps. While Uber integration is not new, earlier the users were only able to see the Uber estimate for the travel time in the direction search.

The updated maps app roll-out will continue for the next few days.

Restaurant Reservations and Uber Integration in Maps
Restaurant reservations and Uber integration in new Google Maps

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