Google has launched a new trial version of its Maps for Android app, allowing users to try out the Big G’s latest features before they are officially released.
The 'beta' version of the app is available to download now via Google Play, with a link to report to Google any bugs and fixes that need to be addressed before features become available to the wider public.
Google hasn’t actually said what features the new beta app includes, making it particularly enticing for hardcore tech fans who like to rummage around and see what’s coming from future software.
It’s likely that Google will add more functionality to its Navigation tool.
It recently rolled out a new diversion feature which allowed users to divert from their main route without having to change their final destination.
There’s no word on whether Google will make its Maps beta available to Apple iPhone owners, although that seems unlikely.
The release of the app ties in with Google’s increasing use of public betas, which are trial versions of software that are made available to ordinary Joes to test ahead of release.
Its upcoming Android N operating system has been available since early spring and has enjoyed a series of tweaks as Google prepares for its final launch later this summer.
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