Google Maps Updates to Version 4.6, Brings Real-Time Latitude Updates, New Search Filters, and Updated Places Reviews


Google doesn’t seem to rest when it comes to continually updating their mobile version of Maps for Android. Another new update is out bringing Maps to version 4.6 and refining the way you find nearby places and friends.


You will find that Place pages in the mobile app have been updated to reflect recent design changes to the dektop version of the service. Reviews are now organized between web reviews such as those from Yelp and Zagat and reviews posted by others using Google Maps.


You will also find new filters for search results. What used to only be sorted by distance and rating can now be filtered by what’s open, which neighborhood and establishment is located in, and also by related searches.

And for those using Maps 4.6 on and Android 2.2 device the experimental “real-time updating” option can be be enabled for Latitude users, providing quicker updating of location information.

Most people should be prompted to install the update on their handset, but you can always go to the Android Market to locate the latest version as well.

[via Google]

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  1. Finally it gives real time latitude updates

  2. if you can download it… the Market is hanging on the download

  3. I wonder if this has anything to do with my complete inability to download anything off of the Market right now. Been trying for the last 20 minutes to download a few things and it just stalls out. :(

  4. Definitely looking forward to the realtime latitude updates. It’s pretty much how the wife and I keep track of each other.

  5. Wont upgrade from 4.5.1 to 4.6 on my N1 tmobile. Just stops and never installs. Even when accessing the market the update is not available unless promted through the barcode provided.

  6. I went to market and show Update Available. Clicked on update and it shows Download Unsuccessful. Tried multiple times – no help. Using MyTouch 3G Slide.

  7. im getting the ‘download unsuccessful’ also.. on cyanogen 6.0

  8. If you hate the new search bar that’s always on the screen since the 4.5 update star the issue here:

  9. Got it installed. Has Street View always been a separate app from Maps? If not… it is now.

  10. Won’t update on the Nexus One T-Mobile

  11. handing in the download bar…..

  12. Can anyone please upload the apk file please , am in the middle east and google maps doesnt appear in the markt so i have to download the apk and install it

  13. Everybody is having this problem. They will know about it soon

  14. its not just Google Maps. I tried to download some other apps as well. no go. something is wrong with the market.

  15. Yep. The market is definitely down; I can’t download anything…epic fail, google!

  16. The market seems to be either broken or very very slow currently.

  17. having the market issue too, and no it’s not just maps. finally got the maps update to download and install after trying damn near 20 times. still having the issue with other apps though. i think its clear the market is having problems for everyone.(on myTouch Slide)

  18. I, too, am having download issues. Wanted to download the Dolphin update and this. Denied on both a CM 6.1 RC1 EVO and a stock Mesmerize.

  19. I finally got it to download. 1:59 p.m. PDT. (after about 25 tries)

  20. working fine now 2:01pm

  21. Glad to see the updates to google maps. Maybe it won’t hang when I put it in the car dock now…

  22. Can anyone please upload the apk file please , am in the middle east and google maps doesnt appear in the markt so i have to download the apk and install it

  23. @z, hahahahahahaa!!!!

  24. Where do I enable the real-time latitude…I can’t find that option?

  25. yea, where do I find the option to enable real-time latitude?

  26. real time latitude can be enabled on a per friend basis if you touch their name on your latitude interface

  27. Has google yet stated why Android Maps doesn’t do the same rotating circle thing that the iPhone version does, so north always points up? Have the apps been written by completely different teams who haven’t seen each other’s versions?

  28. @imdragon – Thanks, that is very helpful!

  29. Is the search bar still locked on the map screen in this version, or have they fixed that problem?

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