Google Maps gets updated to version 5.8, adds photo uploads and more

Google Maps has just received a new update bumping its current version to 5.8. It includes a bunch of new features such as the ability to add photos to your favorite places which can actually be helpful for others when they look them up. My favorite feature would be the one where you get to checkout what some restaurants/businesses are known for. It can come very handy especially when visiting a place that you are unfamiliar with. Google Maps users can now add places that aren’t included in the maps, as they check in them.

Here is the changelog of this update:

  • Upload photos for a Place
  • My Places as a simple way to manage the Places you’ve starred and recently viewed
  • Descriptive terms for Places in search results
  • Add a new Place on-the-go when checking in

If you want to play around with the new Google Maps 5.8, you can use our direct link and QR code to the Android Market.

via Google Blog

(How to use QR codes)
Android Market Link