Google has announced new products and features to make it more helpful to more people in Nigeria and across Africa.
The company unveiled the products at the third Google for Nigeria event held in Lagos this week.
Some of the products include navigation instructions in a Nigerian voice for motorcycle and car driving modes, new Street View imagery, Gallery Go, Google Go updates, Google Lens and Bolo, and a Nigerian culinary experience from Google Arts and Culture.
Google has also partnered with the Nigerian Government to make an online safety curriculum available to all primary and secondary school students in the country, reaching an estimated 56 million Nigerian students every year.
Google has introduced a dedicated travel mode in Google Maps to provide directions and navigation for motorcycles in Nigeria.
This will also be available in Benin Republic, Ghana, Rwanda, Togo and Uganda from today. Google has also launched navigation instructions in a Nigerian voice for both motorcycle and car driving modes.
In the next few months, Google will introduce a new directions experience for Lagos that is optimised for informal transit, bringing Danfo routes into Google Maps.
To help make it easier to visually explore places in Nigeria, Google is publishing more panoramic imagery on Street View.
Starting with imagery of Lagos two years ago, today Google added Street View imagery of Abuja, Benin City, Enugu and Ibadan – with almost 12 thousand kilometers of roads added.
With the growth of Android, more and more Nigerians have phones that take pictures. But not everyone has access to reliable, high-speed internet or cloud backup to quickly find a photo.
That is why Google has launched Gallery Go – a fast and smart photo gallery designed for users who don’t have a reliable internet connection.
Gallery Go brings many of the best features of Google Photos on device, to help them find, edit and manage their photos even when they are offline. The app is only 10MB to keep the phone light and fast, so that you can spend more time capturing memories.
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