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New Google Maps Update - Useful Tidbit
Hello all - like many of you, I'm sure, I enjoy using the Note 3's big screen for navigation in the car. I was one of the very vocal critics of last year's update, which crippled a lot of functions which I used for nav. If you've been gun-shy, or if you've disabled the updates as a result of that debacle, I strongly recommend the latest update. It is excellent all the way around.
I know there are still elements which some folks don't like, but this latest update solved my biggest issue, so I wanted to highlight it here since I don't think I'm the only one. I don't use the turn by turn direction 90% of the time, but I use the nav every time. What I'm using it for is like an interactive road map, showing me traffic and incidents well before I get there. To use it this way, you really want to use the trip preview view. In the old update, they took away the ETA data on the preview view - it's back! Also, and this is cool, if you set the turn by turn view to relative (as opposed to North up), when you go to preview mode it automatically shifts to North up. This is awesome! Less touches while driving is key!
Big fan of the new update. Any little nuggets the rest of us should know about?