iOS Custom Navigation Icons Coming to Google Maps on Android

Google Maps for Android will soon receive custom navigation icons, a feature that has been around on iOS devices for several months already.

While it sounds really awkward for Google to launch new updates on iPhone first and only then on its own mobile operating system, this is something that the search giant does on a regular basis. Living proof is Waze, the company’s traffic navigation app that typically receives new features exclusively on iPhones, with Android devices getting the same updates a few weeks or even months later.

As for Google Maps, 9to5Google discovered that Google is now testing custom navigation icons in the Android version of the app, and there’s a chance it would be released to all users shortly.

Custom icons

Technically, what this update does is allow users to replace the super-boring blue arrow on Google Maps with a custom icon looking li… (read more)

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