An update to Google Maps for Android version 6.5 has been announced. Included with the release notes on the Google Blog website was the statistic that Google’s Turn-By-Turn directions have assisted users of Android handsets to travel 50 billion kilometres. This means that Android smartphone & tablet users have effectively completed a lot more trips to the moon than Nasa and the rest of the world’s space programs combined.
So far, Navigation on Google Maps for Android has provided 50 billion kilometers of turn-by-turn directions, the equivalent of 130,000 trips to the moon, 334 trips to the sun, 10 trips to Neptune or 0.005 light years!
With information like this it’s difficult to defend Google’s position on privacy but an interesting stat nonetheless.
Also included are the releases note for version 6.5 which includes significantly crisper imaging for high resolution handsets, less obstruction of the map by street names and a modified menu system for Android ver.4.0 devices.
Source: Google Mobile Blog