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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Google Maps' new facelift will slay the sidebar, exalt the map

Google Maps is rumored to get a UI overhaul next week. According to the Google Operating System blog (an unofficial Google blog), the new interface will nix the sidebar and overlay all the inrormation on top of a full page screen.
Additionally, Maps will now allow users to filter local search results by top reviews or what people are recommending in your Google + circles.
The new Google Maps
The current Google Maps view with sidebar intact
The blog doesn’t mention where the screenshots or information came from, however the timing may make sense as the Google I/O conference will also be next week.
We have asked Google for comment and will update with any information as it comes in.
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