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Google has updated its Google Maps app for Android on February 6, 2017. Three additional tabs have been added to show real-time info on nearby places, traffic conditions and public transit schedules.
According to Google, the new update will show a Places tab, a Driving tab and a Transit tab on the home screen when you swipe up from the bottom of the Google Maps.
The Places Tab gives you a selected list of nearby restaurants, with an additional data of other essential needs, such as nearby ATMs, pharmacies, petrol bunks and grocery stores.
Now, moving on to the driving tab. This tab displays, nearby traffic conditions and ETAs. So, you will get a real-time traffic route when you tap on the ‘start driving’ option.
You can use the transit tab to know bus and train suggestions. You will get suggestions based on your saved home and traffic addresses. If you need information regarding bus/train schedules to alternative locations, you just swipe down to display nearby stations and schedules.