Google Maps Update : Real Time Lattitude Now Available

| October 28, 2010 | Reply

Google is one company that has to make sure they cover all their applications with updates little by little to improve the user experience. Good thing that holds true and even though they are behind the scenes working on things like “Gingerbread” and “Honeycomb” they are updating their own applications like Google Maps. Today they updated it to 4.6 with features that will help L attitude users with real-time updating which might fix things that I saw flawed in the system. I was a skeptic since I would share my location and ask people where I am at and they would respond, “Hey bro why are you in the middle of a corn field?” Yeah that isn’t cool at all and useless, so maybe now I can share and actually be seen where I need to be. Along with this update are updates for Places with other minor updates as well. Check the official change log from Google via their blog and let us know how you guys like it in the comments below!

Lately, we’ve been working on giving you even better ways to find nearby places with Google Maps for Android, such as the Places icon and rich Place pages. Today, we are launching Google Maps 4.6 with a new design for Place page reviews, more options to filter search results, and a Google Latitude real-time updating option.

Place page reviews
Now, you’ll see that Place pages on Android Maps share the same new design for displaying reviews as used by Place pages on your computer. You can see:

  • “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

Filter search results
Of course, you’ll first need to narrow down which Place page reviews to check out. In addition to distance and ratings, you can also filter results for some searches by:

  • Open now
  • Neighborhood
  • Related searches 
Find the right place with the updated reviews section (left) or search results filters (right).
Google Latitude real-time updating
In Latitude, you can also choose an experimental “Real-time updating” option from an individual Latitude friend’s profile page to help meet up with them by temporarily seeing faster location updates (friends must have Maps 4.6 and Android 2.2+).

Get Google Maps 4.6 for Android 1.6 and above everywhere Maps is already available. Just search for Google Maps in Android Market (or tap here from your phone).

Visit our Help Center to learn more or tell us your feedback and questions in our Help Forum.

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