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Google Maps for Android has an awesome new feature – download the update right now

August 22nd, 2015 at 11:01 AM
Google Maps Android Update Street View

Google is at it again: The company has thought of a different way it can improve one of its best mobile applications, and you can get it now. Google Maps for Android version 9.13.0 is already available for download and it offers users a small but significant new feature: Fast access to Street View.

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If you use Google Maps on a regular basis, chances are you’re also a fan of the Street View feature that lets you check out the place you’re traveling to, especially if you’re not familiar with the surroundings. Street View offers you a digital walk experience, letting you view the address you’re heading to from street level, so you can get acquainted with a neighborhood in a foreign city before you even get there.

Android users who update Google Maps to version 9.13.0 will be able to access Street View on their devices by pressing a thumbnail image that appears in the lower left corner of the navigation window, as seen in the top picture. The thumbnail appears as you search for an address inside the application, or if you tap and hold on the map.

The update is available for download directly from Google Play (check out this link).

Chris Smith started writing about gadgets as a hobby, and before he knew it he was sharing his views on tech stuff with readers around the world. Whenever he's not writing about gadgets he miserably fails to stay away from them, although he desperately tries. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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