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Google Updates Google Maps for Android to Ver 4.6 With Great Features


Google Inc. announced today on the Official Google Mobile Blog that Google Maps for Android has been updated to version 4.6 to include a few great and useful new features, including a redesigned Place Page Reviews, the ability to narrow search results, and real-time updating for Google Latitude.

Place Page Reviews:
The newly-redesigned Place Page Reviews for Android now shares the same interface as its desktop counterpart. According to Google, the new Place Page Reviews allows users to see the following:

  • “Reviews from around the web” for highlighting sites that have high-quality reviews about the place.
  • “Reviews from Google users” for reviews posted directly to Google Maps by other users

Narrow down search results:
In addition to “Distance” and “Ratings,” Android-powered smartphone users can now narrow down Place Page Review search results by “Open now,” “Neighborhood,” and “Related searches.”

Google Latitude real-time updates:
Individuals can now choose to receive real-time location updates from their friend’s Google Latitude profiles. Users must bear in mind that the feature is still in the experimental phase. Therefore, minor bugs and inaccuracies are expected. Android 2.2 [Froyo] and Google Maps version 4.6 are required.

Version 4.6 of Google Maps for Android is now available in the Android Market for free. The application supports Android 1.6 [Donut] and higher. Let us know what you think of it in the comments below.

via Erictric

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