Google Maps for Android Gets Places Photo Uploads
Google Maps for Android 5.8 lets smartphone users upload photos of businesses and landmarks they visit. The company also added transit directions for London.No Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) application is updated faster than Google Maps for Android as Google seeks to make it the central hub for its mobile, local and social software experience.
Less than three weeks after Google Maps for Android 5.7 landed with turn-by-turn GPS Transit Directions, Google Maps 5.8 for Android has arrived to let users upload photos for a Place they visit. Google Place pages cover businesses and landmarks.
In other Google Maps news, the search engine has added public transport directions for London to both Google Maps and Google Maps for mobile. Users of Google Maps for mobile app will have their location analyzed by Google's location database to offer the best route to their destination via all Underground, bus, tram and Docklands Light Railway (DLR) lines. Android phone users will also get public transport directions with Transit Navigation in Google Maps, a feature that alerts travelers when it's time to get off the bus or train stop.