Google Adds More New Features to Maps for Android
Google has made Maps for Mobile version 3.3 available to certain Android handsets. The newest version of Maps for Mobile has several new features, including the ability to access Google's "What's Nearby" tool, and new layers including Google Labs. Some of the Labs that are already available include category searches to avoid typing and the ability to see which direction you're facing when stationary. Last, users can report problems to Google via a new tool that will email a message to the Google Maps for Mobile team. Maps for Mobile 3.3 is available in the Android market for Android phones running 1.6 Donut and 2.0 Eclair. Android 1.5 Cupcake isn't supported.
Google Adds Multi-Stop Directions to Maps
Google gave Google Maps users the ability to plan multi-stop trips. The latest version of Google Maps allows people to add multiple destinations to a single excursion.
Google Maps Now Warns If Destination May Be Closed
Google pushed out a minor update to Maps for Android devices this week and added several new features. Chief among the new powers is the ability for Maps to send a warning when the place users have chosen to navigate to (such as stores or restaurants) will be closed by the time they arrive.
Google Adds Shareable Lists to Maps
Google today made it easier to keep track of and share favorite spots thanks to a new list tool in Google Maps. Maps users can take advantage of pre-set list categories, such as Want to Go or Favorites, as well as create their own.
Latest Google Maps Update Makes It Easier to Locate Your Events
Google has updated Google Maps and now lets users access more personal information regarding their locations with a quick search. Google Maps culls more data from users' Gmail accounts and will automatically make event details available to Maps.