Google Maps updates the side menu to fit its new Material look

Over the past few months, Google Maps has received several updates to its design, bottom tabs, and various place listings, all in an effort to make it fit with Google’s new Material Design look. What hadn’t changed however was the side menu. But that’s no longer the case now as Maps has overhauled that menu to fit with the rest of the interface.

 
Left: Previous Maps menu. Right: New Maps menu. Read MoreGoogle Maps updates the side menu to fit its new Material look was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Maps is making it easier to find electric vehicle charging stations

Electric vehicles still make up a relatively small portion of cars on the road, and places to refuel them aren’t nearly as ubiquitous as gas stations. Google is taking steps to make living an EV lifestyle a little less of a pain, adding new information about charging stations to Google Maps starting this week.

When you search a term like “EV station” or “electric vehicle chargers,” Maps will turn up results of exactly that, complete with little EV charger icons. Read MoreGoogle Maps is making it easier to find electric vehicle charging stations was written by the awesome team at Android Police.