Google Updates Maps To v5.3 On Android

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 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...

Tags:  Android, Google, Maps