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Google Maps gets new widget with traffic situation in the area

Google has announced a new widget for Google Maps. The new widget shows the traffic situation in the area. It also adds some extras.

New widget for Google Maps

Google Maps gets a new widget. Google has announced the widget for the map service itself in a blog post about other widgets. With the new Google Maps widget you will be informed about the traffic information in your area. The widget shows your current location along with surrounding roads. So you can immediately see how busy it is on those roads.

Via the widget you can zoom in and out at the touch of a button to better see the overview. All this from your home screen. The map is updated in real time with the latest information. Google has indicated that it will roll out the new widget for Maps in the coming weeks. Another handy Maps widget was already rolled out earlier.

Google Maps: Navigation and public transport
Google Maps: Navigation and public transport

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