Another day, another update; Google is pushing out Maps version 9.14 to users and brings with it a new UI to begin navigation, including a bigger map, more information, and better route selection.

There’s also a chart in the business listings details page to show how busy a business gets at different times of the day.

Left: Old. Right: New.
Left: Old. Right: New.

The most notable change is a blown up map when starting a navigation journey that takes the place of a smaller thumbnail. You can now scroll and zoom, just like any map in the application, which is useful to see alternative routes, nearby landmarks, and more.

In addition to the aforementioned changes, Maps version 9.14 brings the following changes:

  • Popular Times in business listings

You can find a detailed rundown of the APK over at AndroidPolice. You’ll see the new Maps version 9.14 app rolling out to the Google Play Store, but if you’d like to download it now, you can grab the APK here.

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