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Google Maps to Begin Incorporating Traffic Data

Google have announced that they will be further expanding the functionality of their Google Maps services for Android smartphones by offering improved traffic reporting.

The service will be available completely free for anyone who currently has an Android device that has a data connection and a GPS, with the new app looking to take the place of traditional GPS devices as Google looks to seemingly take over the world.

The new upgrade has been a longtime coming as the search engine operator has been gathering information about traffic patterns by recording how fast GPS-equipped Android smartphones are travelling. This provides the company with a head start on any of its competitors in the first place.

The new version of the app will utilise this data to provide reports that will enable people to better avoid traffic jams, thus getting drivers to their destinations faster.

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