In recent days, Google has brought a subtle improvement to its own map app. Although it is difficult for users to find the fix, it is expected to significantly improve the performance of the software. Foreign media pointed out that this adjustment is mainly reflected in cleaning the map interface, and improve the overall experience. A new map coating that helps users switch details that are not always useful.
(Pictured: Google Play, via BGR)
For less careful users, it’s clearthathow to see how much has changed in the actual experience. But on older, resource-constrained devices, it will significantly improve the experience of using the software.
By default, Google Maps is known to restrict the building’s 3D profile on the screen. This coating can obviously help when looking for its surroundings.
At the same time, 3D rendering adds extra workload, making this busy screen interface more confusing, even flipping over to the navigation experience at some point.
Not to mention that when switching perspectives, smartphones need to process this information continuously on the screen. The good news is that in the v10.28 version, Google has allowed users to enable and turn off 3D layers on Android devices.
(Currently updated on Android, iOS is not yet known)
As shown in the motion picture, no matter how you view the map, you can instantly switch between hiding or displaying 3D buildings with the push of a button.
This feature is obviously particularly useful when zooming in to a specific location. What’s more, by removing 3D elements from the screen, Google Maps delivers a smoother experience on low-end devices.
Interested friends can try using it in ‘default’ mode. If viewed from a ‘satellite’ or ‘terrain’ view, also manually switch to the ‘default’ display before the 3D building layer appears.