Search result listings are upgraded in Places as well, including some handy tools that can be used while on the go. Find out more after the break.
Places search results offer up relevant and helpful information like operating hours and restaurant menu links, pulling information from services like Yelp, Zagat, and Urbanspoon. There's also OpenTable integration, so after searching for a local restaurant, you can make a reservation, too, which is crazy helpful if you're making last-minute plans while on the go. Places is available now alongside the updated Google Maps 4.4 app (Android 1.6 or higher). You'll find it in the Android Marketplace under Google Maps, while the Places function will be rolling out to BlackBerry users soon. Quick note though — once you download the updated Google Maps app, Places can be found in your app launcher, not within Google Maps.