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Google Maps for Android adds transit info for 400 cities

The Android app now provides stop-by-stop transit information for more than 400 cities worldwide, helping users to navigate public transport
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The Google Maps for Android app now includes stop-by-stop transit navigation for more than 400 cities worldwide.

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The Google Maps for Android app now includes stop-by-stop transit navigation for more than 400 cities worldwide. Photo credit: ZDNet.com

Although it is still in beta mode, Google Maps 5.7 for Android already has over 12 billion miles of GPS-guided driving and walking directions on board. The app utilises the smartphone's GPS function to determine the user's current location along a particular route. After the user inputs the destination, the app will publish alerts about possible transfers and when to disembark.

Google Maps for Android as well as mobile and desktop browsers was updated in June with live public transit information about real-time and scheduled departure times, route maps and service alerts. The full list of cities available can be found here.

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see Google Maps for Android now includes transit navigation for 400+ cities on ZDNet.com.


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