Google Maps Updates To 4.1

As of last night there is a new update to Google Maps. Version 4.1 is now available and with it comes some great new features. The new version includes updated search page, support for multiple accounts, a Latitude widget and the ability to make Google Maps your live wallpaper.

Google Maps 4.1 Android App

Google Maps 4.1 New Features:

Search Results

The new search results no longer have the tabs, everything is displayed on one page. Tap the new buttons to see the place on the map, get directions, call it, or see it with Street View. The extra space brings details and reviews right up front.

There is also a new swipe feature to go through the results. If you want to get to more search results without going back to the list,  grab the page with your finger and swipe it away to the left or right to see the next or last result.

Switch Between Multiple Accounts

Google Maps now allows to you switch between the Google accounts that you have synced to your Android powered phone. To switch your accounts simply go to the Maps menu, select More > Switch Account to sign out of your current account and sign in to a different one. The Google Maps features like Google Buzz, Latitude, Starred items, My Maps, and others can then be used by whichever account you’re logged into.

Latitude Widget

You can add a Latitude Widget to your home screen and quickly find your nearest friends  around you without opening Google Maps.

Live Wallpaper

Lastly if you have an Android phone with Android 2.1+ you can turn your home screen into one big, updating map using the Maps live wallpaper. To enable this option simply press the “Menu” button from your home screen and select Wallpaper > Live wallpapers > Maps.

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