Millions of people using the Google Maps for Android everyday for free to guide them to their destination. So far, Navigation on Google Maps for Android has provided 50 billion kilometers of turn-by-turn directions, which is equivalent of 130,000 trips to the moon, 334 trips to the sun, 10 trips to Neptune or 0.005 light years!
Google released an update for Maps, Google Maps 6.5 for Android in which Google redesigned the Navigation home screen in Android 4.0+ to make it easier to enter a new destination or select from recent and favorite locations by swiping left or right. Another feature will astonish you if your device have a high quality screen. If your device has a high pixel density screen, such as those on Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S II, Droid Razr and others, you’ll now get higher resolution map tiles that take better advantage of the pixels-per-inch on your screen.
Compare the new map on the right to the previous map on the left. From the first map we can notice that in the new App the road network is easier to see, less obstructed by labels, and has more color contrast. At more zoomed-in levels, you’ll notice a more controlled amount of maps labels to avoid cluttering the map and blocking out street names. The new style also helps maps react faster to panning, zooming and twisting.
The above YouTube video describes the new features of the Google Maps 6.5 for Android. Learn more about how to use other great features of Google Maps for Android on the redesigned Google Maps YouTube channel that has 12 new videos available. To start using Google Maps 6.5 for Android, download the update from Google Play.