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Android Gingerbread Vs Froyo: Google Maps Offers UI Preview

We have some pretty good news to bring you now, especially if you are an Android fan and are looking forward to the release of OS 2.3 Gingerbread. An update to the existing Google Maps App for Android has revealed some rather exciting features that you need to be aware of.

As picked up by Phandroid, the new Google Maps update will now actually allow you to have a sneak peek at how the Google Maps UI will look in the forthcoming Gingerbread update.

Basically if you head into the Google Maps APK section, you’ll be able to see a brand new interface – Gingerbread! Check out the included image below to see the changes between the two different versions of Android. Observations by Phandroid include a new blacked out design for the Layers menu compared to the transparent one on Froyo, and also the new squared-off ‘Clear Map’ and ‘More Layer’ boxes on Gingerbread, rather than the rounded design on Froyo.

Check it out on the new Google Maps App now and let us know your thoughts on this. Do these small changes look better already? A taste of things to come for sure.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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