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Behold, the new Google Maps

Info sheets

Explore your surroundings

Where's the food court?

Compare routes

Street View

A peek inside

Now better-looking than ever, the new Google Maps app has a map that bleeds to the edge of the screen, with only a simple floating search bar up top.
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To get more details on a destination, simply slide the info sheet up from the bottom of the screen. Here, you'll see all of a business' vitals, plus Zagat reviews, photos, and more.
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The new Explore feature offers recommendations for nearby restaurants bars, hotels, and more. Fans of Google Now should be pleased to see its card-based design.
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With indoor maps (available for select locations), you'll be able to zoom in and see the insides of a building. You can even switch floors with the slider on the right.
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Google Maps plots out different routes on the screen, so you can easily compare and select the best of the bunch. What's more, if you hit a traffic jam, the app will automatically notify you of a better route if one is available.
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Street View lets you roam the streets right on your mobile screen.
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For some buildings, you can even get a 360-degree indoor view.
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