Google Maps for Android is getting updated – download it here before it’s released

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  1. sst45jeff

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    Update Wednesday has come and gone, but most of what we've seen can be described as bug fixes and relatively minor adjustments – not that we aren't happy with improvements of any kind. Google just set loose Maps 9.6, and like most of the other apps, the changes are mostly about fine-tuning. This version slightly improves the visibility of Zagat reviews and adds an option to determine if the voice should play over speakers or Bluetooth during turn-by-navigation.

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    Here is the link to the article .
    Maps 9.6 Update Gives Users More Control Over Voice Output And Dresses Up Zagat Reviews APK Download
     
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    Downloaded.
    Installed.
    Functioning!

    Google butchered Maps in 4.0 so anything else is kind of meh.
     
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    I can wait until it hits the store, although I really don't want the google voice coming over my stereo when I'm playing music via BT, so this will be nice. Another thought - my N4 is stock and not rooted. I was thinking, can I even install an .apk with a stock phone? I was always on a rooted android device since 2009 so I never thought much about it.
     
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    Hey Scott, I don't believe Maps is a system app so you should be able to install it without Root.

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    If it acts the same as Play Store pre releases it'll just overwrite the existing once you give it permission.
     
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    Correct. I had to uninstall back to the stock version of Maps. Then I installed this version over the stock version. Simple as pie.
     
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    Thanks everyone for the replies!