Google Maps 7.0 & Voice Navigation Now Available In Malaysia!

Along with the release of Google Maps 7.0 yesterday, Google has also announced that Voice Navigation within the Maps itself will be expanded to new countries.

Here are a few highlights that make this release stand out:

Explore: Explore is a fast and easy way to visually browse and discover new places without even typing. Simply tap the search box and you’ll see cards showing great places to eat, drink, sleep and shop.

Enhanced navigation: In addition to current traffic conditions, we’ve added two new features to help you navigate around traffic. You can now see reports of problems on the road that you can tap to see incident details. While on the road, Google Maps will also alert you if a better route becomes available and reroute you to your destination faster. This feature is available only on Android and is coming soon to iOS.

Designed for tablets: A dedicated tablet design brings all the features of this new app to Android tablets and iPads, which makes exploring the world from the comfort of your living room much more fluid, smooth and fun.

Here is the list of new countries for navigation confirmed by Google:

  • Cameroon
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Ethiopia
  • Guatemala
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Nigeria
  • Oman
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Rwanda
  • Slovenia
  • Taiwan (Google added it after our post went live)
  • Thailand
  • Uganda
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

The update for Google Maps should be available now (or soon) on the Play Store. Go and update the app!

  • Not hard to think that Google has incorporated stuff from Waze since the former acquired the latter. Hope Google continue to improve on the functionalities. But IMO Waze is here to stay as an app.