• Google Maps' AR navigation is being tested by some users

    4 days ago - By Android Central

    A public rollout is still a ways away.
    Back at Google I/O this past May, one of the most intriguing announcements was a teaser of AR turn-by-turn navigation in Google Maps for more accurate results when walking. After months and months of waiting, we now have an idea of what that final product will look like.
    Google's letting a select group of people test out the feature, including the folks at The Wall Street Journal. Here's how David Pearce describes his experience:
    The app instructed me to move my phone around and point its camera at things across the street while it tried to figure out...
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  • The Best Google Maps Feature Ever Is Finally in Testing

    The Best Google Maps Feature Ever Is Finally in Testing

    4 days ago - By Tom's Guide

    Google is letting select Google Maps users test its innovative AR Mode, which should dramatically improve walking directions for pedestrians.
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  • Google Maps AR navigation is now rolling out

    Google Maps AR navigation is now rolling out

    4 days ago - By GSMArena

    Google has Maps and Street View, but the company is finally rolling out a real-life mixture of both. Navigation with Augmented Reality is reportedly being pushed to Local Guides, a group of people that are community reviewers inside the Maps platform. Google says the feature needs "more testing" before launching it to more users.
    The app works quite simple - when you start it, Google wants you to look around to recognize the buildings around you and from then on you just follow the arrows. There is also a neat prompt to put the phone down when you're walking; otherwise, you might...
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  • Google rolls out closed beta of AR navigation for Google Maps

    Google rolls out closed beta of AR navigation for Google Maps

    4 days ago - By The Inquirer

    Just mind that manhole cov... never mind...
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