Google Maps for Android and is launching Google Maps 4.6 this morning. The latest edition of Google Maps for Android comes with updates to Place page reviews, upgraded search filters and an option to view you and your friends' locations in real-time, using Google Latitude.Google has updated
Google knows that, when you're on the go, you're searches often have to do with where you are and what you're doing. If you're looking for a steak house, you don't simply want to know the closest steak house, you want to know what reviewers on Yelp or Zagat thought of the place. You also want to know some simple information like whether or not it's open, the neighborhood it's in and that sort of thing.
In today's update, Google Maps for Android has updated its design for Place pages and begun offering "Reviews from around the Web" and reviews from other Google users. As for search results, you can now filter your search results not only by distance and rating, but by business hours, neighborhood and related searches. And the addition of real-time Google Latitude means that if you and your friends are using Latitude, you can find each other that much easier. Never mind the blue car down the street, you're the blue dot on the screen.
The newest version of Google Maps is available for download in the Android Marketplace and works with Android 1.6 and higher. Google Latitude requires Android 2.2+.