Google to unveil new Maps inteface at I/O conference next week

Shawn Knight

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Google is reportedly planning to unveil an all-new look for Google Maps during the company’s annual I/O conference set to kick off next week. The new interface will deliver full-screen maps with no sidebars or other distractions to eat up...

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What’s more, do people really care about some of the new features like deeper Google+ integration?
People that who is complaining about Google+. They are just simply silly, because you are not required to fill out your personal information other than your real name. You can make it invisible to the others too, so you don't have to use Google+'s social stuff when you log in.

I have Facebook and Google+ accounts. Both are same, I never have fill out my personal information but just my real name then make it invisible to the others. I don't use social stuff, but just log in stuff. They made it much easier to manage with the log in stuff.
 

Jad Chaar

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I think it is good that they are improving Maps constantly. It wasnt really on the top of my list in terms of expected improvements, but change and surprises are good.
 
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I would have preferred a more beneficial update; the ability to use Google Maps offline. I have a Nexus 7, without 3g, that I would like to be able to use in the car. I know I I can download maps, but that does not support rerouting. If Garmin could do this years ago, one would think that it should not be a problem with a tablet!
 
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St1ckM4n

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I would have preferred a more beneficial update; the ability to use Google Maps offline. I have a Nexus 7, without 3g, that I would like to be able to use in the car. I know I I can download maps, but that does not support rerouting. If Garmin could do this years ago, one would think that it should not be a problem with a tablet!
Google probably can't do that due to patents or pressure from the companies. Think about it: offline routing with entire countries downloaded to Android phone - entire GPS industry goes bust.
 
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Navfree does exactly the thing you're looking for. It uses Openstreetmaps and is very good at rerouting even offline. I use it on my non-3g Nexus 7.
 
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By looking at Google's new Google Maps we can say that Google may launch its iPad ver in next week.
 

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