Starting this week, Global search giant Google is rolling out a new home screen on Google Maps for Android, specifically designed for people in India. After a user update to the latest version of Google Maps, they will see newly added shortcuts on the home screen that will help user explore routes in just a few quick taps, said Google.
Google said that it is making sure the new home screen loads fast – so that millions of people in India coming online can share great places, even on spotty connections. “We hope this new home screen provides a much more intuitive and faster experience for people in India,” said Cathay Bi, Product Manager Google Maps.
“The Maps team will continue to evolve our products to make them useful no matter where you go or what you do, especially for the millions of people coming online for the first time,” added Cathay,
Now, when a user open Google Maps app, they will instantly see a directions card with different modes of transportation. This will help people in planning most easy route. And, access to certain route will be available on the go without any data, user need to save the route to be used offline.