Google Maps 6.0 For Android Updates With Indoor Maps and Places Homescreen

By Sam Gibbs on at

Google's rolled out another Maps update for Android 2.2 and above, bringing essential directions to the navigationally challenged with version 6.0. You'll get a fancy new Places homescreen that collates local information as well as indoor maps of airports and shopping centres.

Unfortunately indoor maps are restricted to America and Japan, at least for now. But here's hoping the Google Maps team heads for Westfield, the Bullring and West Quay soon, so we too can optimise our shopping trips with Google Maps precision.

The update is available free from the Android Market, so if you're running Froyo or higher, you can take it for a spin right now. [Android Market via Google via The Verge]