For those of you patiently waiting for the new version of Google Maps, it looks like the wait is (nearly) over. The newest version of Google Maps for iOS (version 2.0) has begun to roll out to the Apple App Store.
The newest update has many great new features. One of the biggest improvements is the inclusion of support for the iPad and iPad mini. Apple’s tablets can finally get in on the Google Maps fun. In addition, the new update includes new live traffic updates, enhanced incident reports, and new indoor mapping that will include maps for some malls, airports, and transit stations.
Unfortunately for those of us in the United States, the update has not officially dropped in the App Store yet, but it is available in certain countries in Asia. The update is expected to come soon, as Google Maps has been completely pulled from the United States App Store. It is also rumored that users have been able to get the update early by deleting the current version of the app, and re-installing it through iCloud. If you’re interested in checking out the update, you can attempt to redownload from iCloud, or you can wait until the update is officially available through the App Store, which should be very soon.
As a Google Maps fan, I am excited for the enhancements that the company is bringing to version 2.0, and I also can’t wait to download the app onto my iPad mini. Are you excited about Google Maps version 2? Sound off in the comments section below!
UPDATE: Google Maps is now available for download in the United States. If you already have the app, head on over to the “Updates” section in the App Store. To download Google Maps, head on over to the App Store and check out both the iPhone and new iPad version.