In addition to substantial updates to the Android Device Manager and Chrome Beta yesterday, Google Maps is getting an adjustment as well. The new version (8.1) revives the Terrain Mode view, which lets you easily see the various elevation changes in surrounding hills, mountains, and valleys. (Terrain Mode was removed in Maps 7, for some reason.) There are also a few user interface changes to the various navigation screens. It’s a small update compared with the the full 8.0 bump from earlier this month, but there are still some useful additions.
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Google Maps For Android 8.1 Brings Back Terrain Mode And Adds A Few Small User Interface Tweaks [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.