Google launches beta testing program for Maps on Android

It released a new version of the app at the same time.


Here's one for adventurous techies: Google has launched a beta testing program for Maps. If you'd like to be among the first people to try its unreleased, experimental features, you can sign up to be a tester through its Play Store portal. Since you're trying out beta features, though, you're bound to encounter bugs and other issues. Android Police has the APK available for download, as well, if you prefer to go that route instead. The big G has also released an update for the stable version of Maps. It's not a huge upgrade by any means, but it comes with new notification settings and a splash screen for Android Wear devices.