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Google Maps on Android redesigned with quick access to commuting information and more

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Google is rolling out a new update to its Maps app for Android that will make it easier to access commute information as well as information on nearby places.

The redesigned user interface nos includes a new information panel at the bottom of the home screen, which users can swipe up to reveal three tabs: one for nearby places, one for real-time commute information and one for public transportation.

Google Maps Product Manager Marcus Lowe explained the new additions in a blog post.

The places tab offers curated lists of places to eat and drink, with options like the "best diners," "cheap eats," or "business dining."

From this tab, you can also search for ATMs, pharmacies, gas stations, and grocery stores.

The second tab shows your estimated arrival time for a drive to your house or to work — assuming you have these addresses saved to your Google Maps account.

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