[Download] Google Maps 9.9 Brings Translucent Status Bar, Notification Card, and More
Finally it is here, the translucent status bar all Google Maps users have been waiting for. The latest update 9.9 for Google Maps is coming out soon and it has made its users happy, as the black bar is gone for good. However, you need to be using Android 5.0 Lollipop in order to see the difference.
Google Maps is by far the most popular navigation app and it has made moving around much more easier. The new update has not brought massive changes, it has only introduced minor changes along with the translucent status bar.
On the focal map interface, the status bar has a plain gray base. While in the areas where it uses standard action bar, it turns blue. For instance, local business settings and listings.
Another feature introduced with the update is, a notification card. At the starting of navigation, this card acts as the route summary. It notifies you when you are using the fastest route, if there are some delays and pops up bubbles on the screen with alternate routes.
There might be some other features coming out with the latest update for Google maps but we are so overwhelmed by the fact that the status bar has gone translucent that we are unable to find any other major/visible difference.
The good news is that even if the update has not yet hit the Play Store, you can download it from this link. And you do not have to worry, since this is the final product. The above given link navigates you to the finished version of Google Maps.