[Why?] Google Maps tests a standalone Map tab, separating it from the driving and transit views

[Why?] Google Maps tests a standalone Map tab, separating it from the driving and transit views


You open a maps application, you expect to see a map of where you are. It's common sense, yet we have to start this news article with this pretty basic knowledge bit. The reason? Whoever is behind the latest Google Maps server-side test seems to have missed that "Map app making 101" lesson and went free-styling with their own ideas.


In a limited server-side test (we've only spotted it with three users, two of which have seen it revert back), Google Maps appears to be trying out a separate bottom Map tab.

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[Why?] Google Maps tests a standalone Map tab, separating it from the driving and transit views was written by the awesome team at Android Police.