Nov 05 AT 1:07 PM Alex Wagner 3 Comments

Google Maps getting big update with Material Design UI and more


With Android 5.0 Lollipop now complete and in users’ hands, Google has kept busy by updating its core apps with Material Design user interfaces. Today El Goog revealed Google Maps as the next app to get a makeover.

The new Google Maps features “a fresh new design” with colors that are described as “bright” and “bold.” The app is definitely Material Design-ish, featuring a flat look, solid colors and layers.

In addition to its new look, this refreshed version of Google Maps has several features that are worth taking note of. For example, you can tap the info sheet at the bottom of you screen for more information on a venue, make a reservation with OpenTable (U.S. only) and get an estimated pickup time and price for Uber. In order to get the Uber integration, you’ll need to have the Uber app installed on your device.

This Google Maps update will roll out to users over the coming days. It looks like another great app update that’ll fit right in with Android 5.0 Lollipop. Good on Google for working hard to quickly update its core apps so early on in Android 5.0’s life.


Via: PhoneDog

Source: Google Lat Long Blog

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  • matt

    has anyone with nexus 5 gotten the 5.0 update yet?

    • theluck

      no. i have been trying to update like a maniac and gave up.
      Nexus 5, UK

      Not sure why Google does not announce rollout dates for 5.0 or even UK release date for Nexus 6.

  • Anna Willoughby

    I haven’t even got the 4.4.4 update on my US T-Mobile Galaxy S5 yet :( My boyfriend’s S4 did though, weirdly.