Google Maps 5.5 for Android gets new check in, rate and review buttons

Google Maps 5.5 Android

So what if Google got around to updating Maps for mobile browsers just this week? There’ll still be those who insist on a dedicated app. Google Maps 5.5 for Android has arrived with ‘check in’ as well as ‘rate and review’ buttons on Place pages.

But that’s not all, going by the latest from the official Google Mobile blog. Checking in to places virtually and rating them has been made easier with the introduction of the two new buttons. Latitude is what users should reach out to in case there’s need for editing home or work addresses.

Additionally, transit directions have been organized into a more comprehensible view with this update. Each page displays a list of impending scheduled departures for different lines, all transit lines serving the station as also links to nearby transit stations.

The latest version of Google Maps is available for devices powered by Android 1.6 or later versions of the mobile OS.