Google has announced that Google Maps for Android has been updated, reaching version 4.6.
Google Maps 4.6 for Android comes with an enhanced design for Place page reviews, which allows you to see reviews from around the web, and reviews from Google users.
Another new feature related to the Places page is the option to filter search results. You can filter results by distance, ratings, neighborhood, “open now”, and “related searches.”
There’s also an experimental “Real-time updating” option which lets you “temporarily see faster location updates” on a friend’s individual Latitude profile page (this works only if your friends has Android 2.2 and the latest Google Maps installed).
The new version of Google Maps can be downloaded via Android Market and is compatible with handsets running Android 1.6 or higher. Here is a direct mobile link that can be accessed from your phone. Some users have been reporting download issues, but maybe Google fixed things up since then.
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