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Google Maps makeover: Material Design, better travel features

It's the season for makeovers for a lot of apps, particularly Google products, in preparation for the arrival of Android 5.0 Lollipop and also for the expected glut of new devices during this Christmas season. The next one for Google's design and feature (almost) overhaul is Google Maps, and it's not just in looks that it has changed, but even in how you interact with the places that you search for, even while within the app.

Google Maps update: Hindi language, improves notifications

As a special Diwali gift for millions of mobile Android users who speak the language, Hindi has been added as an official language in the latest Google Maps update. Another segment of digital users that will be happy with this update are the Android Wear users, as it brings improved notifications for wearables that are on Google's platform. These seem like minor improvements, but of course, for apps, any updates, minor or otherwise are always welcome.

Hands-on with Nokia HERE beta with offline maps

When you talk about digital maps, Google is the name that will undoubtedly come up first. Nokia, who is no longer making smartphones, is trying to take a bite out of that market by making its own HERE maps available to a wider audience. And now we're taking the official beta (not the leaked version) of HERE on Android for a spin to see what this Google Maps competitor has to offer.

Waze update brings Places, Parking Pins

If you haven't had your fill yet of location-based services that will help you navigate your way through unfamiliar places, then if you haven't been using Waze yet, the newest update might just convince you to get the app. Version 3.9 introduces a whole slew of new features, with the greatest of them being the addition of Places, which will create a crowd-sourced wealth of information regarding both businesses and residential areas.

Google renames Maps Engine Lite into My Maps

Summer is almost over in most parts of the world so you might be planning your next vacation. Thanksgiving and the holiday season are upcoming and we’re sure that you’re already daydreaming where to go next. There’s the Google Maps Gallery to check out and give you ideas of interesting tourist spots in different countries.

Nokia’s HERE mapping app coming to Android soon

Nokia’s very own mapping app, which was initially released for iOS and then later pulled from the App Store is finally coming to Android and back again to iOS. HERE is Nokia’s answer to the widely used Google Maps and not-so-reliable Apple Maps.
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