Google Maps for Android v4.3 added a couple new features to help you quickly choose the right place to grab dinner, catch the next train, and find friends to add in Latitude. Version 4.3 is available in all countries and languages where Maps is currently available.
- Now, you can see a snapshot of what people are saying about places right on search result pages. Just like on Place Pages,color-coded bar gives an overview of how positively people are talking about any individual aspect. Tap one to see more details like actual review snippets.
- “upcoming schedules” on public transit station pages lets you select any transit station icon directly from map and open its page by tapping window. You’ll find a handy list of next departure times for any subways, trains, or buses leaving from that station where transit info is available.
- In Google Latitude, right at the bottom of your friend list, you’ll be able to quickly start sharing your location with long lost friends, loved ones, and others from your Google Contacts. Add any suggested friends by tapping + icon and sending them a sharing request. Tap x and they’ll be dropped from your suggested friends list. Add by choosing “Add friends” from the Latitude menu.
Get the latest version of Maps by searching for Google Maps in Android Market from Android 1.6+ phones. If you’re reading this on your phone, just tap here.