Google Maps for iOS Updated with Faster Navigation, More Languages

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Google has just launched an update to their Google Maps for iOS, one that brings faster navigation with the help of a new route mini-map and a "tricks and tips" guide that helps users make the best of the app.

First up, you now have a mini-map when selecting your routes:

Google has also added a "tips and tricks" guide in the right-hand side menu that takes you to a Google help page on getting the most out of the navigation app.

Google Maps for iOS now supports Arabic and Hebrew as well, including voice navigation.

Here's the full list of updates in v.2.3.4:

- Faster access to navigation, complete with route and traffic overview
- Tips and Tricks available in the side menu
- Arabic and Hebrew now supported, including voice guidance in navigation, where available
- Bug fixes

What you won't find is an app that's been updated to sport the look and feel of iOS 7 - it still sports the keyboard from earlier versions of iOS. Oh well, with the hullabaloo surrounding Google Maps' reentrance into the iOS family last year, one can't be too surprised that Google has yet to cater to the iOS 7 physique.

You can snag the new version over at the App Store today.

Image via Google Maps for iOS, Screenshot Josh Wolford

Josh Wolford
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