Today Google released an updated version 4.3 of its popular Google Maps Android application. The update brings the following features:

  • reviews for places now contain more detailed ratings of individual qualities, such as food, service, selection, atmosphere, value, and more
  • public transit stations now contain schedules, making half of the public transportation apps out there instantly obsolete, especially considering that Google Maps on Android supports getting directions via public transport
  • adding friends in Latitude, which is Google's version of foursquare, is now very easy - in fact some of you (*cough* @Stericson *cough*) have been doing nothing but adding Latitude friends all day

Overall, excellent update, Google!

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Source: Google Mobile blog

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  • Kane

    The public transport is getting totally sweet. I seriously can't imagine leaving the house without my phone anymore.

    /addicted to Google technology

  • KV


    any updates release date for the HTC Desire (Asia edition)?


  • Frank

    I have an HTC Magic on Rogers in Canada. From what I can tell I can get the update to 4.3. I try the site to update and it says that I already have Google Maps, but I checked and it's 3.1.2. I also can't find any update on the Market. Please help.