Google’s lightweight Maps Go is just a Progressive Web App | Techno Rhyno

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Earlier this month, Google announced the official rollout of Android Go, a variant of its mobile platform that’s optimized to run on devices with less RAM and processing power. Part of that offering included similarly optimized Google apps – including Maps Go.

Android Police noted that the app now has a listing on Google Play, but it looks like it’s only going to be compatible with Go phones (which are actually slated to arrive in the coming months). However, it’s also listed in the PWA Directory as a progressive web app, and so you can try it by simply firing up your phone’s browser.

Copy this link and paste it into a new tab on your mobile browser (tapping it will likely just fire up the standard Maps app), and you’ll find a light version of Google Maps ready to go. As with the service’s other apps, you can look up destinations and find info like closing times, get directions on a map, and see routes, travel times (with support for

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