Another week, another update for Google
on the Android
front. iOS' major
competitor just keeps the hits coming, this time with a point release
to Google Maps. The company has just released GMaps 5.3 into the Android
Market, which lets you see your Google Location History dashboard,
check in at “home,” and add your own aspects for places when rating
them. If you’ve enabled Location History for Google Latitude, you’ve
been able to visualize interesting trends in your location history with a
personal dashboard at google.com/latitude on your computer. Now, you
can also see your dashboard on your phone by tapping View location
history from your Latitude profile. You’ll be able to see right on your
phone how far you’ve travelled as well as an estimate of how much time
you’ve spent at home, at work, or out.
There's also the option to rate places on Maps using Google Places with Hotpot, and best of all, the update works with any Android phone that uses v1.6+. Who needs Froyo, right? Well...