After gracing the world with Place Search for Mac and PC lovers, Google is now porting the feature for Android fans everywhere.
Lately, weâ€™ve been working on giving you even better ways to find nearby places withÂ Google Maps for Android, such as theÂ Places icon and rich Place pages. Today, we are launching Google Maps 4.6 with a new design for Place page reviews, more options to filter search results, and aÂ Google Latitude real-time updating option. (Google Mobile Blog)
There is still no word on whether Google will consider porting Place Search for Blackberry fans as well as webOS users (especially now that Palm Pre 2 is out in the wild).
Although I would love to see this feature released for the iPhone, Google will probably create a web app version instead rather than add this feature within Google Maps (as since the latter is heavily tied into iOS which means updates have to come from Apple).
Thus far the feature is available for Android fans running 1.6 and above (which should be the vast majority of users), although for those of you seeking Google Latitude integration you’ll need to be sporting version 2.2 of Android.
Originally posted on October 28, 2010 @ 4:15 pm