Google releases and update to Google Maps
Google have just released their latest update to the Google Maps Android app, which comes as standard on any Google certified Android device these days. One of the main new features of this particular update is the ability to sync your map searches with the browser that you use on your PC which makes searching for previously typed addresses even quicker as you no longer need to retype the address out again, saving valuable time and effort. To enable this new feature, you will need to be signed in to your Google account on the Google maps application and you will have to enable web history so that the Android mobile app will sync correctly with the browser.
As well as being able to see the history of previously searched for addresses on Google Maps, this latest update also allows users to view any directions that they have previously looked up within the app and this can be done by going to the “Search” or “Directions” tab respectively which are found under “My Places”. Another update in the app is the ability to zoom using just one hand. By double tapping the screen and holding one finger down on the screen, zooming can then be completed by sliding your finger across the screen, rather than using pinch to zoom technology as with so many other apps that are available now.
The updated Google Maps app is available to download right now and this popular navigational tool remains a free application.
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