Google has announced a Google Maps beta program in which Google has packed new features to the Maps app which will be rolled out in the main app in few days. Maps 9.26.1 is the version which is the stable version of app while Maps Beta comes with the version number as 9.27. Also, note that for all those users who are in Android N are on v9.30 and won’t be able to install this Beta version of Maps 9.27.
To register for Google Maps Beta program, visit Maps Beta opt-in page and click on “Become a Tester” to download and install the same.
You can also alternatively download the Google Maps Beta APK and install the same in your device.
This new version of Google Maps comes with a minor change as of now which has the new notification settings along with the splash screen for Android wear devices. Going down the line Google Maps Beta app will receive the enhancements first and then the same will be moved to the stable app version of Google Maps.
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