One of the more interesting features of Google Maps would be the ability to share real-time traffic data with you, so that you more or less have an accurate estimate as to the length of time it takes for you to get to your office from your current position. While this feature is not new at all, first appearing four years ago, Google’s team did put in their fair share of effort to expand the number of covered locations. According to the Google Maps team, their latest collaboration has resulted in traffic condition coverage being made available for Norway, New Zealand, and Hong Kong, keeping the US as well as 13 other European countries company.

It is nice to see Google Maps on an Android-powered smartphone being updated in order to keep up with the Joneses – the latest version of iOS in particular. So far, initial impressions have proved to be positive, where Google fared well in everyday travel unless a major accident occurs.

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