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Google Maps’ AR navigation feature could solve the app’s biggest little problem

Google Maps’ AR navigation feature could solve the app’s biggest little problem

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The Wall Street Journal’s David Pierce reported over the weekend that Google is set to roll out an augmented reality-based navigation feature to its Maps mobile apps to a small group in the coming days – and I’m looking forward to it fixing one of my main gripes with the service. It was first demoed at the company’s IO developer conference last May, and looked like a compelling use case for AR tech. Essentially, if you plan to walk anywhere, Maps can use your phone’s camera to get a better understanding of exactly where you are. It can then display…

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