Google Maps for Android receives a minor update that brings improved battery performance and bug fixes

Google Maps for Android receives a minor update that brings improved battery performance and bug fixes
Oh the joys and wonders that have come along with Google Maps! In the last year alone, the popular app for Android has seen its fair share of tremendous upgrades that really make it an invaluable tooth for anyone that’s looking to getting around specific places.

Getting even more love than ever, Google Maps for Android is seeing yet another software update – though, it’s not one of those earth shattering ones that bring new features. Rather, it’s merely nothing more than a minor one that will nevertheless prove to be a welcomed addition to users.

Specifically, it brings along better battery performance for Latitude and Location History users, and the usual set of bug fixes. Yes, we know, those are hardly drool worthy items, but nonetheless, we’re certain that people will appreciate more juice out of their smartphones. And as we all know, accessing GPS location can eventually prove to be adverse for any smartphone out there – so yeah, it’s comforting to find improved battery life.

If you haven’t seen that notification pop up just yet, then you can manually download it from the Android Market right now.

source: Android Market via Mobileburn



1. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

You gotta love Google. If only Apple were a bit more like them,we would all be years ahead.

2. cfprelude

Posts: 140; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

AMEN! i'm sporting an iphone for a couple months while awaiting some more ICS phones that arent the size of tablets :P but man oh man do i miss the turn by turn free navigation from google maps. Single handily the one feature i miss most from my beloved droids :(

7. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

if apple were a bit more like google, we would have no android…

3. xpr3ss10n

Posts: 58; Member since: Dec 15, 2011

invaluable tool or tooth in the first paragraph?

4. W.P._Android_in_that_Order

Posts: 208; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

good catch

5. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Pinch to zoom is more smooth on my Xoom. Thank You Google.

6. mozes316

Posts: 144; Member since: Sep 30, 2011

I guess it doesn't matter... is that a pic of a Galaxy Nexus running Gingerbread? lol

8. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

i believe it is a nexus s.. could be wrong though

9. A.aoudi

Posts: 125; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

This update was much needed because the maps drains power really bad. Its a good thing that Google thinks about its customers unlike some fruit called *****

10. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

gotta love the care

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