Used by millions, Google Maps is one of the most widely used navigation applications in the world. Launched in 2006, Maps offers a satellite view of the Earth.
In recent years, Google Maps has become an indispensable tool if you want to navigate anywhere on the planet. That being said, Google developers frequently update the Android app to include new features and sometimes even remove useful ones.
While most of these updates are aimed at improving the overall experience, sometimes these updates cause bugs and issues. That said, it looks like the latest Google Maps update is causing massive outrage among users who are giving the app 1 and 2 star ratings on the Google Play Store.
Looks like Google has messed up a few things since the recent update. For some, Maps automatically changes their navigation route, while others say the navigation stops every time they get a call or try to run it in the background.
I use it every day and generally love it… I travel on motorbikes a lot, which makes my phone not always easily accessible, this is not a problem until Maps changes the route I have. have selected manually silently. Even after declining the rerouting it will ask again a few minutes later… no google, I chose the south route for a reason… to appreciate the convenience… until it was an inconvenience.
I hate this new update. Please go back to adding ETA to screen. It also won’t update the current traffic even though I made sure it was in the settings. We thought it was because of Android Auto and then I turned on Google Maps on my phone and it did the same. Also, it seems that there is no longer an option to check the fastest route versus the shortest distance. Is this just a problem or is another update coming soon?
Recent negative reviews have lowered the app’s overall rating to 3.8 stars. While Google hasn’t said anything about this just yet, one thing we can say for sure is that something is wrong based on the number of reports.
Additionally, it’s still unclear how long Google will take to resolve these issues. In the meantime, we’ll keep an eye on the issue and update this article as needed.
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