A new version of Google Maps is rolling out that features deeper Google Assistant integration for a better and less…
A new version of Google Maps is rolling out that features deeper Google Assistant integration for a better and less distracting navigation experience while driving. The feature was first announced at I / O 2018 and reflects a broader trend at Google, or integrating Assistant into as many services as possible.
The new Google Maps update introduces a multi-colored microphone button that lets you issue out voice commands, as well as a new “listening” animation that plays at the bottom of the screen when you’re talking. Of course, using voice in Google Maps is nothing new, but the Assistant integration introduces a handful of new features that enhance the overall experience.
For example, giving voice commands to Assistant happens all in the background, without taking users out of Google Maps. Det samme gjelder for samtaler, som ikke længere initierer dialer-appen, men fremdeles vises i en lille Google Assistant pop up i Maps.
1; version 10.4.1. Given Google’s affinity for stage rollouts, it’s hard to tell how long this feature has been live for certain users, but it’s seeing a wider launch in Maps v. 10.4.1.