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Google Maps for Android, iOS Updated with Gmail Integration, More

by Todd Haselton | December 12, 2013December 12, 2013 8:00 pm PST


Google’s been on an update binge recently. The company recently rolled out an update to Maps that lets you share your own Street View images, an update to Gmail, and it even released an update to Android 4.4 KitKat. Now, AndroidPolice noticed something that Google actually hasn’t talked about: new features inside Google Maps for iOS and Android.

Apparently, the new Maps client is capable of scouring your Gmail messages to provide contextual information on specific locations. It might provide your flight information if you search for an airport, for example, or a dinner reservation at a restaurant that you pull up on Maps. Google didn’t announce the features, though, instead Android Police happened to find them after digging around the APK. Right now there’s speculation that the features are only available in the U.S. at first, though it’s likely it will roll-out to other countries at a later date.

AndroidPolice has the official APK in case you don’t see the update for yourself just yet, so head to the source link below to upgrade. iOS users may have to wait for the full build to hit.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...