Google Maps is testing detailed Material Theme cards

Google Maps on Android

Google is reportedly testing a new Material Theme for its Maps app’s cards. The company is A/B testing a new interface featuring rounded cards that will offer more context and details.

This testing was discovered by a 9to5Google reader.

The location names on the cards appear to be in Google Sans, the company’s own font, while the card also features location type and business hours.

The update also includes a pill shaped button that launches directions — compared to the previous rectangular form. An indicator will now tell users how long it’ll take to navigate to your desired location, depending your usual mode of transport.

Besides the directions, there’s also a new option for calling and sharing. Meanwhile, certain locations also have image cards above the directions option.

If you’re eagerly anticipating the new look, you may have to wait a bit — the feature hasn’t widely rolled out yet.

Source: 9to5Google