Google Maps for Android has been updated to version 9.3 which brings a few new features and improvements to the navigation app. Firstly, you get shareable directions. This allows the user to looks up directions or navigation to a destination, they can share the directions with any app in the normal share menu or - if Google Glass is connected - to Glass.
Users can also permanently dismiss the GPS nag dialog that pops up if a user's location settings aren't ideal for Maps. The app also comes with new permissions, including access to Bluetooth settings and devices, and the ability to run at startup.
You can download the update directly on your device through the Google Play Store or by using the following link:
Please note that Google apps take awhile before they arrive on the Google Play Store. If you dont like waiting for the official update, you can consider manually downloading and installing the official APK from the following link.
file name: com.google.android.apps.maps-8.0.0-800001324_API18.apk
version: 8.0.0-800001324 (requires Android 4.3+)
Google faces its biggest competition from Nokia's HERE Maps, currently available in the Google Play Store. HERE Maps is a popular choice as it offers superior offline navigation.
source - Google | AndroidPolice
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