Google Maps

Google Maps for Android has received a boost to version 6.10 today, bringing some pretty interesting improvments to the transit information in particular. In addition, Google is now boasting schedules for more than 1 million transit stops across the globe in nearly 500 cities. Impressive. 

The update brings some changes to the transit layer within the application. Now, a specific mode of public transport can be selected, and the others will be hidden. So, if you catch a lot of trains bus rarely use a bus, you can isolate the train routes and get rid of the buses. 

Station pages have also been tweaked to be more useful. They're accessed in the same way -- a simple tap -- but will show departure times, destination distances and lines serving that station. 

In addition to the transit improvements, the following features have also been squeezed in for good measure:

  • Now, whenever you search for a city or postal code, the borders of that region are highlighted.
  • Under My Places you’ll notice we’ve added new tabs, which will help you access all your information from a single place; from your saved maps for use offline to your starred places and Custom Maps created on your desktop.
  • If you enable Location History, you’ll be able to browse the places you’ve been on a daily basis with an updated Location History dashboard.

It's been said so many times before, but if you're an Android user, Google Maps is an essential application. 

More: Google Lat Long Blog

There are 19 comments

aergern says:

My Nexus running 4.1.1 only shows 6.9.2 is installed and the market doesn't show version 6.10 ... where is this and is it only for ICS or something?

GreyCelt says:

How do you have 6.9.2? My Nexus 7 only shows 6.9.0.

GreyCelt says:

Yeah, no update in the Play Store for my Nexus 7 either. o_O

...and no update for my HTC Evo V 4G running ICS as well...

Zammo76 says:

According to Talk Android this update is still pending the info just came from a Google developer.

deviantartjr says:

i don't see any update on google play store

Hwood386 says:

I have the new 6.10 version. I opened maps, settings, and then clicked what's new. It directed me to play store and showed update available. Other than that it didn't show that an update was available. Galaxy S3

GreyCelt says:

Update now available from Play Store. Thank you...You're Welcome. :-)

GreyCelt says:

And it's got a pretty new icon too!

mysticaly4u says:

i just downloaded it, from the play store, on my Evo 4G LTE.

henklbr says:

Just updated on my Galaxy Note & Galaxy Tab 10.1: where's the "Latitude-widget"? In previous version the widget was available, in the latest version NOT! :-(

Ophio says:

I lost it too!! Maps looks awesome but I hate that I've lost the lattitude widget! It was on one of my home screens to keep track of my three siblings! :( Any way to install just the widget??

Yahma says:

I too lost the latitude widget!! That really sucks.

joshua.worth says:

Icon will take some getting used to

mc_gusto says:

Latitude and location history has some nice new pretty updates. Now i can finally turn off reporting from my tablets when i leave them at home, so now my history isnt all over the place.

tgrant1975 says:

Horrible update on my rezound... It keep rebooting my phone every time I try to open the app:'(

pdone says:

Same here. I wish I would have read your comment before updating!

Cares says:

Yep...terrible update for the Rezound. Reboots phone after opening app for a few seconds.

Rob White says:

From within the app;

menu button>settings>feedback

Fill out the request info, including your Google account, & send it in. My guess is Google can push a bug fix out pretty quickly to resolve this. If we all use that reporting option they give us they can act quicker on our behalf.

cal52216 says:

Hey guys any ideas on this issue with the Rezound? Ive dropped a few notes on the Google forums, but it's radio silence. Managed to uninstall all of the updates, but this is bush league.