Google Maps for Android Updated: More Social Networking Features

By Posted 4 Mar 2011, 12:36

Back at the beginning of February Google rolled out an update for its popular Google Maps for Android app, which as we previously mentioned here added the Latitude check-in functionality. Now it appears that Google Maps for Android has been updated yet again.

According to a recent article by Gabe Peters over on the pocketnow.com website (sourced from Droid Life), Google has now released version 5.2 of its widely-used Google Maps for Android app, which provides users with more social networking features.

For example, the Google Places feature is now integrated with Twitter, allowing users to share their opinion and other information about a specific location. Android users will now be provided with simple icons, a short amount of text to choose from and a 1.5 star rating.

Another great feature included in the 5.2 update is the ability to ping your friends through the Google Latitude support. Latitude enables users to view their friends’ recent check-ins on the map, and now it will allow them to ping a friend to request a new check-in.

Once the friend checks-in, Google Maps will provide users with a notification enabling them to meet up. Do you own an Android device? If so, do you use the Google Maps for Android app?

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