The latest version Google Maps for Android mobile 4.4, offers new features - a Places icon to find places nearby, business hours/details and tapping the Navigations icon shows live traffic and 3D maps.
The dedicated Places icon that lets user quickly look up nearby places and pick a place to go using updated Place Pages,
On Android-powered phones with Google Maps 4.4, you'll find the new Places icon in the app launcher with the rest of your apps. Google suggests that users press and drag it right onto your home screen to use it when you're looking for a restaurant, shoe store, movie theater or any other type of local business. Users now get a detailed list of all the nearest places and can choose one to learn more about it on its Place Page.
Users can search for several convenient types of places with the default categories or add your own for your most frequent searches. You can also use the search bar at the top to type or speak any query. You can search on terms like "coffee" or "gas stations" on the road, "ice cream shops" in my neighborhood, and even specific places like Wells Fargo Bank.
The updated Place Page shows informations about a place, whether you're wandering into a new restaurant or deciding from your couch. In addition to photos and reviews, Place Pages now have a bunch of new details, such as prices, parking and menu links to inform your quest for the perfect steak. Search results list now highlights business opening hours in addition to compass direction and distance .Google Maps for mobile 4.4 is available now for Android 1.6 and above. Just search for Google Maps in Market