Google Maps for Android updated, brings battery optimizations

Google has released a minor update for Maps app on Android. The new update bumps version number to 6.1.0 and brings several optimizations including improved battery performance. You can the full change-log below.

  • Improved battery performance for Latitude and Location History users, and fresher locations for friends in Latitude
  • Transit Navigation (Beta) can use vehicle speed to estimate location if GPS signal is lost
  • Increase route options for public transit directions from 3 to 4.
  • Report feedback to Google from the settings menu

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