The Windows 10 Mobile “Redstone” update (build 14291) has recently been made available to more devices on the Insider Preview programs, bringing with it the new updated Maps app giving users some improvements to the interface, which we are going to take a look at and see how it compares to the version (4.16) that came with Windows 10 Mobile build 10586. Below are some screen shots, in each case the older version of Maps in on the left, with the new update on the right. But first we’ll take a look at a new feature where you can save searches in tabs, keeping multiple searches open and available:
Next we’ll take a look at the two builds of Maps side by side (old on left new on right). One noticable change is the “Hamburger” menu has now been removed, with these options now being always available at the bottom of the screen. Faster to access and makes better use of the available screen real estate.
Dropping a Pin
Turn by Turn Navigation
As you can see, Maps now has a white theme, regardless of yours Personalisation settings. Let us know what you think, have you tried the new updated Windows Maps app? Personally I’m looking forward to seeing the update on PC version of Windows 10.
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