Google Maps is reportedly getting a brand new homescreen widget that may assist Android customers begin navigation a lot quicker. The replace is consistent with Google releasing new widgets for its main apps together with Google Telephone, YouTube Music, Google Hold, Calculator, and Clock with the rollout of a secure model of Android 12. The brand new Google Map widget is claimed to have a search bar, shortcuts to close by shops, and the person’s most-visited places for rapidly starting route navigation.
The brand new widget for Google Maps was first noticed by Reddit person @MishaalRahman. As per the screenshot shared by the person, it encompasses a search bar with 4 or eight navigation shortcuts to personalised places which can be incessantly visited by a person resembling dwelling, work, and so forth., in addition to widespread search queries like petrol pump (gasoline station), restaurant, and grocery shops.
The Google Maps search widget seems to be supporting dynamic theming on units working Android 12 for colors. If you happen to’re on Android 11, the app appears to be utilizing blue accent colors similar to Google’s different widgets. The newest widget is reportedly rolling out with Google Maps model 11.3.0.
The brand new Google Maps search widget is claimed to be much like the 2 iOS widgets launched earlier in July this 12 months. Google Maps for iOS model 5.74 introduced the widgets expertise for iPhone customers. The primary widget permits customers to test close by eating places or gasoline stations extra simply with few faucets, whereas the latter is designed to test site visitors situations and placement particulars. It additionally reveals store opening occasions and restaurant evaluations. The 1×1 widget reveals the present location of the person together with the site visitors layer as nicely. iOS customers can add widgets immediately by tapping Edit within the As we speak View or urgent the + icon within the modifying mode on the homescreen.