Google has just released version 4.4 of their wildly popular Maps app with yet another new feature making your device that much more useful: Places. Like the recently added Navigation, Places will include it’s own icon and allows you to browse nearby businesses in different categories, or search for a more specific establishment. Default categories include restaurants, coffee, bars, hotels, ATMs, attractions, gas stations, and you can even add your own category to browse. Once you make a selection of a place you’d like to view, you can check out the phone number, location, get directions, or read reviews.
Google Maps 4.4 for Android devices on 1.6 or higher is available in the market now. If you’d like, you can also scan the QR code below, or click this link from your phone’s mobile browser.