On the apps front this week, the big topic is Google Maps. Maps has a completely new UI, pretty much fullscreen, a slideout menu and has the action button on the bottom right. The search bar at the top brings various items into the mix and the search results are given in a nice card layout. The overall layout is much simpler. Sadly, Latitude is gone from the app and retiring for good on August 9th, in which location sharing will be rolled more and more into Google+ instead.
Thanks to an friend in the know, we reported the goods on the Moto X. It’s launching on August 23rd, has a 4.4 inch 720p screen, a 10MP camera, and you can say “okay, Google Now” [...]