Google showed off its new maps UI for desktop and mobile back in May, and now the update is slowly rolling out for Android 4.0.3+ devices. At its event Google said this new version is bringing a more personalized experience, while the changelog reveals new navigation data with "live traffic updates, incident reports and dynamic rerouting." Ratings, reviews and other info have also been pushed to the front in an effort to help users find out more about local places, and on tablets an "Experience" feature should bring enhanced indoor walkthroughs. Assuming you haven't already booked your own ticket to the desktop beta, check out Google's PC-centric video preview after the break, or our hands-on impressions here. The description is live in the Play Store, but you may need to go another route if you'd like to snag the latest APK before the download rolls out to everyone.
Update: Google has posted the official information about its new Maps app for Android, check out all the details (including how to get offline maps) and our hands-on impressions right here.
What's in this version:
*This update will be gradually rolling out to Android 4.0.3+ users over the next few weeks. Users with Android versions below 4.0.3 should visit http://goo.gl/5AMJS to find out more about the Google Maps app available to you.
- New design for Android phones and tablets
- Enhanced navigation including live traffic updates, incident reports and dynamic rerouting
- Explore: A new way to browse and discover popular local places to eat, drink, shop, play and sleep