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Google Maps beta hints at SD storage for offline maps, fixes for Android Auto

has added several features and fixes to the latest beta version. 

Many of the changes in version 9.31 pertain specifically to those running the N beta. You can finally try out the beta app on an N-powered device, but you’ll definitely be living on the edge running a beta app on beta software. 

However, there’s some good news for the rest of us too. Wear works again with the app according, to a report by Police. This means you can once again get a quick scan of your surroundings right on your watch. 

In terms of aesthetics, there are some tweaks to your timeline. The top area by the date has been turned all white, with an edit button to change the title or make some notes about a recent trip. 

maps beta timeline

Finally, an APK teardown reveals that there’s work underway to bring offline storage to SD cards. This would be a nice boost to those with a phone like the Galaxy S7 Edge which lets you boost up the storage up to 200GB with an SD card.

The changes are coming to the Store or you can grab them now from APK Mirror. 

The impact on you: The Maps beta is an excellent way to get a peek at some of the forthcoming features. Keep in mind that anything here could change or break, so it’s best to not get too comfortable with the way that everything works with this version of Maps.

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