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Google Maps Navigates Android Users 50 Billion Kilometers; Version 6.5 Now Available

by Brandon Russell | March 28, 2012March 28, 2012 9:00 pm PST

Android users sure like to travel. Google announced on Wednesday that Android’s Google Maps navigation feature has provided Android sers with 50 billion kilometers of turn-by-turn directions — that’s the equivalent of 130,000 trips to the moon, 334 trips to the sun, 10 trips to Neptune or 0.005 light years. To celebrate the service’s booming popularity, the Mountain View-based company is pushing out Google Maps 6.5 for Android. The update includes a redesigned home screen in Android 4.0, higher resolution map tiles for high pixel density displays and the ability to prioritize a particular transit mode and route option. Android owners can update to version 6.5 now by visiting the Google Play store. You can also learn more about the update by visiting the Google Maps YouTube channel.

[via Google Blog]

Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...