Google Maps Gets Update, Adds Hindi Support, Android Wear Improvements and More

Google Maps Gets Update, Adds Hindi Support, Android Wear Improvements and More

Aug 29, 2014

Google Maps has just received an update today; per the update notes, the new update brings Hindi support to the app UI and actual voice navigation.

The update notes also underscore improved navigation notifications on Android Wear devices, which is definitely welcome with regards to the new batch of Android-based wearables that are coming on the scene.

Lastly, the update also brings the ubiquitous bug fixes.

Hindi support is definitely welcome; it allows Google Maps to be a useful tool to a whole lot more people in one of the fastest growing tech sectors in the world.

Google Maps and navigation continues to be one of the crown jewels of Google’s mobile arsenal. It boasts maps in 220 countries and territories, transit directions, live traffic, Street View, voice-guided GPS Navigation for walking, biking and driving, and more. The best feature, though, is that Google seems to understand that the mobile mapping space is very competitive (with HERE coming to select Android devices), and isn’t resting on its laurels.

Google Maps (along with the current update) is available for free on the Play Store.

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