During the past, the design team of the great G announced the first major evolution of the design lines Material Design , since they were announced for the first time inThis new style received the name of Google Material Theme , and today is already included in, in addition to being open to third party developers and designers can base their creations on this new design, which stands out for imposing fewer rules than Material Design, while giving more flexibility to creators.
And to give an example, Google continues to work on adapting its most popular applications to this new style. After the Google Pay, Wear OS or Google Tasks apps, among others, it’s time to welcome to Google Material Theme in Google Maps .
In one of the conferences of the past I / O, the company already announced that Maps was about to receive an update loaded with new features, including a complete redesign to adapt to the new style guides. Today, as reported, it seems that Google has begun testing on Maps with the new look , which already seems to be available for a small number of users.
As can be seen in the images, comparing the new design with the current one, we see that the main difference is found in the information panel about places. When clicking on a specific point on the map, the drop-down panel that appears at the bottom has more rounded shapes , in addition to a white background instead of gray as in the current version of Maps, in addition to showing more information about the place in question as your score, or the ability to call or share the place with other users. Another difference is the use of Google Sans typography for titles and subtitles , instead of the classic Roboto.
For now, this new interface of Google Maps seems to be a test that Google is carrying out with a small number of users , that have received the new appearance through a change at the server level. Therefore, it is expected that we still take a few weeks to see the global deployment of Maps with Material Theme. Anyway, it is advisable to keep the application updated to the latest version to receive the latest news as soon as possible.