A couple of very useful features have started rolling out to a few lucky Google Maps users in the last couple of days. If you’ve been following along with our APK Teardowns, you might remember sections covering notifications for mass transit delays and an option to restrict data usage to Wi-Fi only. If you’ve been eager to see either of these, now might be a good time to open up Maps and poke around. But it looks like both features are launching as staged rollouts, so don’t be too surprised if you’re not in the opening group.
The first time Wi-Fi only mode is enabled, it will show a quick reminder that Google Maps may still use a small amount of data during operation. As long as the switch is turned on, a small bar will appear across the top of the screen to make the status obvious.
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