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New Icon & Tabs: Google Maps 15th Birthday

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Rob, Feb 6, 2020.

  1. Rob

    Rob Galaxy S20 Ultra
    Administrator Thread Starter

    Google Maps just got a big 15th birthday update with new UI tabs and features:
    Explore, Commute, Saved, Contribute, Updates

    The icon got updated too:


    It looks a bit... YouTube-ish to me. Which is weird. Considering how many people I see watching YouTube while they drive and how dangerous (and illegal) it is!

    Full article is here:
    https://www.blog.google/products/maps/maps-15th-birthday
     

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  2. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Ah, I'd spotted that the icon had changed with today's update, but not opened it to see what else has changed.

    I guess it's consistent with their other recent branding, though I'm not sure that the colour pattern running around the "dropped pin" shape improves readability or at-a-glance recognition. And you now need to click on the little "account icon" to get to the app's settings.
     
  3. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...
    Moderator

    I just got the updated icon in Chrome. Hate it. :(
     

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