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Google Maps AR now available in Beta on Android & iOS

Google Maps AR now available in Beta on Android & iOS”

Again, users should see Reservations inside of Google Maps soon. Now, Google is seeking to finally integrate its AR capabilities to the maps for real-time directions.

Google is also rolling out a new way to share the places you've been and perhaps even a few recommendations.

The Live View feature isn't designed with the idea that you'll hold up your phone continually as you walk - instead, in provides quick, easy and super useful orientation, by showing you arrows and big, readable street markers overlaid on the real scene in front of you.

The two AR applications aren't identical, though; while Apple's patent describes a tool that would be used for in-car navigation, Live View is created to help you find your way around on foot. This will be super handy the next time you're in an area you aren't familiar with.

From the ashes of Google Trips rises a set of new features for Google Maps, it would appear. Nowadays, most modern smartphones feature an inbuilt function that facilitates augmented reality.

It will be available on devices running Android version 7.0 and later and iPhone handsets running iOS 11. The feature is available on Android and iOS devices that support ARCore and ARKit starting this week.

When you're in search of food, you'll find a new "Your Match" rating for individual restaurants that are listed in Google Maps.

Tap on the directions button at the bottom to start navigating. Of course, Live View is also going to be available only in regions where Street View is available, TechCrunch reports.



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