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Google Maps is getting a colorful redesign for iOS and Android


Google's colorful new design style is making its way to Maps this week. With an updaterolling out over the next few days, the look of Google Maps on both iOS and Android will be overhauled to fit in line with Material Design, a style that's been quickly making its way across Google's biggest apps. The changes here aren't dramatic — it appears that Maps still functions and is laid out largely the same way — but it certainly does appear to be a more stylish layout, and perhaps one that's easier to intuit as well. Though Google demonstrates the updated design on the iPhone and both Android phones and tablets, it doesn't specifically mention whether the iPad will be getting this design update just yet.
There are also some feature additions coming in the update. Back in May, Google built in an option that estimated how long it would take an Uber car to get you to a destination, and that feature will now show you an estimated pickup time and price for the route, which should make it significantly more useful. Google is also building in support for OpenTable, allowing you to book a reservation at any restaurant that supports it from right inside of Google Maps. That too should be a pretty helpful integration, making Maps a lot more powerful through Google's willingness to lean on popular, third-party services for new functionality.

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