Google unveils new maps app for Android smartphones, tablets

Jul 11 2013, 18:28 IST
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The new Google Maps for mobile builds on the design, which was released for iPhone. Reuters The new Google Maps for mobile builds on the design, which was released for iPhone. Reuters
SummaryGoogle claims it is the first dedicated app for Android tablets and iPads.

Internet major Google today introduced a new Google Maps app for Android smartphones and tablets and will also be soon coming out with the same for iPhone and iPad.

The app is gradually rolling out globally in Google Play and will be available soon in the App Store, it said in a release.

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The new Google Maps for mobile builds on the design, which was released for iPhone last December and improves on it with a few useful search and navigation features.

Google claims it is the first dedicated app for Android tablets and iPads.

"We're also retiring Latitude and are making some changes to offline and My Maps," it added.

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