Google Maps 4.4 is released for Android 1.6 and above, with a "dedicated Places" icon in the app launcher – just press and drag it right onto your home screen to use. It lets you quickly look up nearby places. You'll get a detailed list of all nearest places and you can choose one to learn more about it on its Place Page, just like on computer.
"Search for several convenient types of places with default categories or add your own for most frequent searches. You can also use top search bar to type or speak any query. With updated Place Pages, you should be able to find all you need to know about a place, in addition to photos and reviews, Place Pages now have bunch of new details, such as prices, parking and menu links. Also search results list now highlights business opening hours in addition to compass direction and distance," explains Google.
To update, search Google Maps in Market or tap here from your phone.