Google releases a new version of Maps for Android with modern features

 Google releases a new version of Maps for Android with modern features

Google has released a new version of Maps. The tech firm has released v10.50.3 to fully support dual-screen devices including Surface Duo. 


The new Maps version comes with a dual-screen form factor, where two screens are connected to each other with a hinge, allowing multiple modes. The update will help the dual-screen device users across the world. 

Google is also redesigning Maps to distinguish between natural features in the environment, whether they are mountainous ice caps, deserts, beaches, or dense forests.

 Google confirms that the new Maps will be available in 220 countries and territories. Right from biggest metropolitan areas to small and rural towns. 

The tech firm says that it has used satellite imagery as the basis for its redesigned maps. Google has had this new colour mapping algorithm technique applied to it.

 The end result can highlight the differences between natural features such as snowy peaks, dense forests, sandy beaches, or green fields. 

Along with these notable changes made to street maps. The users will now be able to distinguish between different street features such as roadways, sidewalks, crosswalk, and pedestrian islands. The new design also shows the shape and width of the road. 

Microsoft's first Android device, Surface Duo is getting Google Maps. The device also supports Android Auto but it is highly unlikely that users will be connecting such a large screen device while driving. 

Surface Duo comes with Android 10 out of the box. Microsoft plans to roll out Android 11 in coming months.

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