Google Maps Updated to 5.9, Adds Transit Notifications, Tablet Support and Bubble Buttons


Google has just pushed a pretty nice update to the Android market for Google Maps. Version 5.9 has added a few useful features. Firstly, you’ll be able to set up custom notifications for transit navigation in cities that support it. Secondly, that transit support has finally made its way to the tablet version of the app (you know, because people actually do carry tablets now). Finally, bubble buttons has returned after disappearing for a short period. When a map result pops up, you can call or navigate directly from that popup instead of having to go to the full Place page. A convenience feature, but a handy one. Go on and grab 5.9 in the Android market. [Source]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Great, if only Google incorporated the free transit data of my country that is widely available :S

  2. the big problem is that each update to the google apps,also increase the size. they have to find the way to fix this.

    1. or move it all to the SD, which they don;t or not enough….extra options could be pushed to the SD while basic functionality stays on the phone, just in case.

      Currently my N1 is running out of storage space for apps on the internal memory, with all apps (except for my live wallpaper) being set to the SD if they could be

      1. This forum does not support telepathy….

        you have to use words, please, ritesh :)

        (a make would help..)

  3. yeah…I just had to uninstall a bunch of stuff to make room for basic updates….c’mon google, don’t forget us.

  4. I hope the latest update killed the function that keeps turning on Maps running in the background and killing my battery.

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