The folks over at Google do seem to be looking forward into the future at all times, and this time around, word has it that they have been working on a spanking new interface for Google Maps. This particular update will see the removal of the sidebar, and it will show off everything right on top of the full-screen map. Not only that, another one of the new features will also enable you to restrict local search results to places that have been recommended by top reviews, or to folks who are within your Google+ circles.
It is said that the upcoming interface will be a more immersive one, where in all probability, it will place nice across majority of the mobile devices out there in the market. Google has decided to shift their focus from navigational elements, buttons and sidebars to the map itself. After all, isn’t the whole point of a map being easy to read, so that you can get from Point A to Point B relatively quickly without any hassle? Google has also kindly thrown in more updates to the map colors, icons, text styles. No idea on when the new user interface will be showed off in a demonstration, but with Google I/O happening next week, things would definitely heat up there. There is another image right after the jump for additional context, just in case the curious George in you wakes up and wants to have a look.