Google’s latest update to the Maps platform comes with a string of new features that build on the Big G’s apparent aim of making it a one–stop–shop for all your travel needs.
As well as telling you the basics of how to get from A to B, the updated app now features local weather information at your destination, so you know whether it’s going to be teeming down when you get there.
If you’re travelling across time zones, then you’ll get local time too.
What’s more, Google will also serve up facts about the place you’re going, giving you the inside line on the museum, theatre or tourist hotspot you're heading for. Think of it as a way of never having to flick between apps again.
There’s also voice control to let you see or hide traffic information, meaning there’s no need to prod your phone while behind the wheel.
The update isn’t officially out yet, although manual install is available for any Google geeks who can’t wait a few weeks for the final build.
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