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ENHANCED: Google Maps for Android 4.3 adds new Recommendations, Train Schedule and Latitude features
Posted by Arne Hess - on Tuesday, 22.06.10 - 21:05:37 CET under 04 - Android News - Viewed 9775x
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Google has just released Google Maps Mobile 4.3 for Android which comes with a couple of new new features to help users to quickly choose the right place to grab dinner, catch the next train and find friends to add in Latitude. Instead of pouring through full reviews of a place, users see a snapshot of what people are saying about places right on search result pages, by looking at what the most frequently mentioned aspects about a place are, such as food, service, atmosphere, or anything else people keep mentioning.

Also new is the addition to public transit station pages which now includes upcoming schedules. By selecting any transit station icon directly from the map users will find a handy list of the next departure times for any subways, trains, or buses that are leaving from that station where transit info is available.

Last but not least Google Latitude now features friends suggestion. Right at the bottom of the Latitude friend list, users will be able to quickly start sharing the location with contracts from your Google Contacts. Furthermore, any suggested friend can be added to the list of Latitude friends by tapping the + icon and sending them a sharing request. Tapping the x will drop the contact from the suggested friends list.

Google Maps Mobile 4.3 is now available from the Android Market; it requires Android 1.6 or higher. Version 4.3 is available in all the countries and languages where Maps is currently available.

Cheers ~ Arne

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