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Google Maps for Android Gets Updated with Location Improvements and Improved Battery Life

Written by Gene Ryan Briones. Posted in Android, Apps for Android, News

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Published on January 23, 2012 with No Comments

To those who bear witness to the unbelievable battery life-sucking capabilities of Google Maps – particularly the location tracking feature within Google Latitude, fret no more because Google has just updated its Google Maps for Android devices. At the height of the frenzy at the CES, Google has launched a major update to Google Maps including indoor maps and floor plans. Still currently in beta, the floor plan functionality has a bit of a problem when it comes to submitting data concerning non-public buildings and residences. But it won’t be long before Google will launch the full version of the update. Additional notable features include improved battery life and performance for “Latitude and Location History” users, Transit Navigation (still in Beta) for using the vehicle speed to estimate locations, a report feedback to Google feature via the settings menu and increased route options.

You can give it a try by heading over to the Android Market. Meanwhile, please watch the video below and tell us your thoughts about the update.

Source: Android Community