Last updated: February 09, 2023, 5:08 PM IST
iPhones with Dynamic Island will soon offer turn-by-turn navigation from Google Maps. Apple introduced the feature called Live Activities for the dynamic notch design on the iPhone 14 Pro series, and now Google has signed up for the platform and is bringing its applications to iPhone users through Google Maps.
Google made the announcement this week, meaning iPhone users can use their iOS 16 running 14 Pro or 14 Pro Max models and get the turn-by-turn navigation feature on the notch or even the lock screen.
You get real-time ETAs for your destinations along with turn-by-turn directions as you drive, cycle, walk, or even take public transportation (in some countries). If this is running on the Dynamic Island, you can long press the wide notch to open the full app with more details.
Google has shared the details, but we have no idea yet about its application through Live Activities for iPhone users and what the Maps interface will look like in real time. As you may know, Apple introduced Live Activities with the iOS 16 version and third-party developers had to wait for the iOS 16.1 version to integrate their respective applications on the platform.
Apple brought the Dynamic Island with the iPhone 14 Pro series in 2022 and showcased its potential through multiple demos of apps like Spotify, Apple Maps, and more. With third-party apps slowly coming on board, Apple finally gets a chance to showcase the versatility and functional use of the new screen technology.
Google has also introduced a new immersive design of the maps that will be coming to select countries for now. Maps is a popular tool used by millions of Android and iOS users, and with the rise of electric vehicles, it aims to help people find fast chargers near them.
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