Google updates Maps for Android to 4.4

Google updates Maps for Android to 4.4
With 6 updates in 6 months, Google has really been pushing the envelope when it comes to its Maps application. Today, Google has announced an update for Google Maps for Android to version 4.4. The new build adds a "Places" icon to your app launcher. Click on it to learn about local businesses including restaurants, shoe stores, gas stations and book stores to name just a few. Use the search bar on top to type in or vocalize a request to a local place of business.

For example, let's say you want to find a restaurant in your city. You press on the "Places" icon and drag it to your home page. You will find a list of restaurants in your area and then narrow down the choices by using the Place Pages to read more about each eatery, just like on your PC at home. The Places Pages have been improved to show parking, menu links, opening hours, Compass direction and distance to go along with the usual  reviews and pictures. Google Maps for Android is available for those handsets running Android 1.6 or higher and can be installed for free from the Android Market or from the source link. BlackBerry users should click on m.google.com/maps from their BlackBerry browser to get the Place Page and search results update.

source: Google



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11 Comments

1. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

nice

2. boriqua2000

Posts: 258; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

i updated but i don't have that icon.WTF?

8. messiah

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 2010

Its in your apps drawer. It is a red pin called "Places" . It is there, take another look.

3. Treavie

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 03, 2009

Same here, no icon, anyone know what's up

4. Treavie

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 03, 2009

Tried uninstalling and installing again, but same problem, no Places Icon or latitude icon for that matter. Just one of many problems recently with android

9. messiah

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 2010

I've been using the places apps all day. Check your apps drawer. Red pin called "places". And..... it works. There ain't nothing wrong with android.... its been working like a charm for me

5. Treavie

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 03, 2009

Got it to work, powered my evo off and back on, and presto, icons now there and working.

6. joeliehives

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

i don't either...

7. shimmyx20

Posts: 280; Member since: Mar 03, 2009

Just updated. The Places feature is really useful, will come in handy on my next roadtrip

10. lyshen1945

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

Same problem. Shows I have Google Maps version 4.4. But no Places icon. Does it work in Canada ?

11. lyshen1945

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

Disregard my last comment. Found it.

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