Google Maps 5.9: Transit Notifications, Bubble Buttons, Tablet


If Google Maps is your preferred GPS solution you’ll be pretty happy with the latest update (5.9).

This update allows you to personalize your “place pages” by uploading pictures from your visit, manage your starred and recently visited Places in the “My Places” tab, see descriptive terms for Places in search results and Places pages, and add a new place to Places when checking in.

Also, if you use mass transit (and are in a locale that Google supports) you can now set up custom notifications for transit navigation. If you’re a tablet user, transit support has now been added to your platform, too.

One of my most favorite features, “Bubble Buttons”, have now returned (after disappearing in a previous update). This feature lets you can call or navigate right from the map itself, saving you from having to go to the Place page.

The update is free and is ready for you to download from the Android Market.

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Source: Android Market

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Joe Levi
Joe graduated from Weber State University with two degrees in Information Systems and Technologies. He has carried mobile devices with him for more than a decade, including Apple's Newton, Microsoft's Handheld and Palm Sized PCs, and is Pocketnow's "Android Guy". By day you'll find Joe coding web pages, tweaking for SEO, and leveraging social media to spread the word. By night you'll probably find him writing technology and "prepping" articles, as well as shooting video. Read more about Joe Levi here.