It appears there is a visible revamp for Google Maps underway, which you might need already seen in your cellphone – and the brand new coloration scheme getting used on the maps makes the interface look much more like Apple Maps.
Google hasn’t stated something formally but, however 9to5Google and others (together with a number of the TechRadar staff) have seen the refresh. At this stage it isn’t clear if the brand new look is being examined or is right here to remain.
Slightly than white roads and a grey background, Google Maps has now switched to grey roads and a white background, like Apple Maps. The blue of oceans and lakes has been brightened too, which once more evokes the rival mapping app.
Greens are darker too, whereas navigation makes use of a darkish blue route arrow fairly than a lighter blue one (which may flip yellow or purple, relying on visitors). There are tweaks within the app to the underside bar as effectively, with a smaller collection of tabs underneath the map.
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As Ars Technica factors out, we’ve not seen a visible refresh like this for Google Maps since 2020. The one earlier than that was 2017, so if that is certainly a everlasting change, then it would slot in with the scheduling of earlier updates.
Not everybody has the replace but, in keeping with Android Police, so it could appear to be a staggered roll out that is not hitting all gadgets on the similar time. If you have not obtained it but, attempt updating the Google Maps app in your cellphone.
As for the adoption of the Apple Maps coloration scheme, it is fairly apparent – however little question the main focus teams run by each Apple and Google have come to the identical conclusions about what colours work finest for the human eye in the case of maps.
Comparable trying apps have one other profit for Google and Apple too: they make it simpler for folks to modify. If Google makes any official announcement on any of this, we’ll replace this text to replicate that.