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View Full Version : Google Maps 5.8 Released with Improved "Places" Features

Craig Horlacher
08-03-2011, 06:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2011/07/google-maps-58-for-android-adds-photo.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+OfficialGoogleMobileBlog+(Official+Google+Mobile+Blog)' target='_blank'>http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/20...le+Mobile+Blog)</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"When deciding on a place to go, people often want to know what a place looks like in addition to seeing ratings and reviews. You can now contribute photos to help others get a sense of places. You can now attach your photos to Places, and yours may even become the profile picture for that page."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/adt/auto/1312389338.usr309.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>Google has added a number of social features to Maps.&nbsp; As mentioned above it will now let you add your own photo of a place.&nbsp; New descriptive terms will also show up when you search for a place.&nbsp; You can add places if the one you're looking for doesn't exist.&nbsp; So now you can check in anywhere - even when the place isn't listed.&nbsp; Make sure you check the source for all the details but there is a lot here - especially for people who love to explore and try new destinations!&nbsp; Google Maps 5.8 for Android is compatible with Android 2.1 and newer.&nbsp; Have you been playing with any of the new features?&nbsp; Let us know what you think!</p>