Now Access 'Indoor Maps' on Maps App for Android; Play Music in Europe; Indoor Maps in Belgium

Google Maps app for Android update now let users access "indoor maps" on the gofor a number of popular retail locations across the globe. On Black Friday and throughout this holiday season, "simply zoom in to a participating store on Google Maps to devise your shopping game plan," Google stated."An indoor floor plan with helpful […]

Google Maps app for Android update now let users access "indoor maps" on the gofor a number of popular retail locations across the globe. On Black Friday and throughout this holiday season, "simply zoom in to a participating store on Google Maps to devise your shopping game plan," Google stated.

"An indoor floor plan with helpful labels will automatically appear, and the familiar "blue dot" icon will help you figure out the fastest way to the accessories department, the food court when you need to refuel, and the closest restroom or ATM when you need a break from your marathon shopping session. For many locations, you can even get indoor walking directions to find the best route from one store to the next," Google added.

To access "indoor maps", simply update Google Maps app on your Android from Google Play store.

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Also, starting today, Indoor Maps is now available to Google Maps users in Belgium.

"Indoor Maps let users navigate indoors in places such as retail stores, museums, galleries and train stations as we introduce accurate floor plans of many locations."

"We've initially got indoor maps for over 60 locations such as BOZAR, The Centre for Fine Arts, the National Basilica of the Sacred Heart and the Universities of Louvain-la-Neuve, Ghent and Brussels and also included are a number of churches and university campuses," Google stated.

Also, Google Play Music service is now live in the UK, Germany, France, Spain and Italy.

"Google Play lets you store 20,000 songs from your existing music collection in a personal library in the cloud, so you can access it from all your devices."

In addition, "new matching feature streamlines the process of uploading your music, so it will be added to your library even more quickly. Both of these are free of charge," google said.

When you buy music, "Google will automatically sync your entire music library--both purchases and uploads-- so you can listen across all your devices." And, to listen when you're offline - simply "pin" the playlists and albums you want and they'll be available on your Android device.

Users can also share a free full listen with friends on Google+ for any song purchased on Google Play.