Jul 6th, 2011

Google Maps has just received an update bringing the king of mobile navigation up to version 5.7. New in this version of Maps is Transit Navigation, which is given the beta tag and available in over 400 cities worldwide. For those traveling in a new city with public transportation it should prove to be a big help. Based on your location, Maps will alert you to your stops and transfers. No more confusing bus schedules or subway maps.

In addition, searching for walking or driving directions will now bring up a shortcut to Navigation, making it easier than ever to jump right into your route. Place pages have been given better directions support, and you can now view photos for a place. Finally, the search bar has been refined to include for quicker, more accurate searches for nearby locations. You can grab the update in the Android Market now.

Android Market Link: Google Maps

[Google Mobile Blog]