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Mysterious Google Maps Update to 5.3.1 Arrives, Recent Changes Not Included (Updated)

A few hours ago, Google Maps received an update to 5.3.1 which we gladly accepted.  What exactly did the update do though?  We have no idea.  A “Recent changes” section has yet to appear, and on initial open after updating, a new welcome screen is no where to be found.  We had been holding off on writing something up with hopes that a changelog would appear by now, but we’re still sitting here without one.  As soon as we find out what has changed, we’ll be sure to let you know.  Until then, grab the update in the market.

Update:  Thanks to tipster Jeff, we now have a changelog:

Update! We’ve pushed out a new release, version 5.3.1. This version should fix the Manage My Places and auto-checkins issues you’ve been reporting in this thread and elsewhere in the Forum.

Please head to Android Market to download version 5.3.1, and, as always, let us know what you think!

Cheers,
Tom

Cheers everyone!

  • Andydiaz12

    I need a update for my google maps on satelli because I’m. Truck driver and I used like reference but some places not show in the picture like one on I-81 exit 175 centerpoint st with capital st is a big warehouse and don’t. Show thx.

  • Andydiaz12

    I need a update for my google maps on satelli because I’m. Truck driver and I used like reference but some places not show in the picture like one on I-81 exit 175 centerpoint st with capital st is a big warehouse and don’t. Show thx.

  • http://www.bran.dk Lars Nørgaard

    I don’t know what it is, but navigation keeps crashing on my HTC Desire, I did clear data/cache, uninstalled update and so on. But it still gives me “The application Maps (process com.google.android.apps.maps) has unexpectedly stopped.” Anyone had the same, maybe some app that interfering with Google Maps ?

  • Adam

    does google maps suck for anyone else? it works half the time for me… just this weekend it gave me verbal directions to head south on route 1, and the screen said “south”, but the map itself showed me going north and north was the right way to go. Also the day before that, I typed in a physical address, and it takes me there and says, “you have arrived at your destination” which was the middle of an intersection, 3 miles from the actual destination. when i navigate from my house, and i have to head east, it calculates a route that goes a mile west first, then north, then around back to east… i just know to head east and after it tells me to take a u-turn a couple times, i recalulates and gets me on the right track

    i honestly think i’ll buy a garmin or something, im kind of sick of the google maps navigation errors…

  • Anonymous

    Lol I’m the exact opposite. I prefer the desktop view, and hate when the mobile view loads.

  • digsoreos

    The other day, I was using Google Navigation, and instead of the usual robotic woman’s voice giving the directions, a real woman’s voice came on. It only gave one set of directions and then it was back to Ms. Roboto. I wonder if this means Google Navigation is slowly being migrated to having an actual person’s voice give directions?

  • Anonymous

    Is there any navigation app better than Google?

  • Anonymous

    Still a little dissapointed in Google Navigation. Don’t get me wrong, free is free, but I find it kinda sad that I am still not able to set up multiple destinations. My 200? Tom Tom does that (with all glorified 16 colors! lol ). I want to be able to set up, home to contact 1′s house, to contact 5′s house, to the airport and find out how long to make the entire route. Am I being too greedy or is this not something that should take moments to program. It is a common feature even in google maps online. I used to drive around the state and had to make specific stops, I always just wanted to know when I would be home. No bueno!?

    Kinda sad to have my $600 DX in a car dock getting schooled by my $30 Tom Tom sitting in my cup holder.

    *Edit* Also, my I set up waypoints for every radar camera in my state on my TomTom with a 1/4 alert as I approached any of them. Talk about super handy!

    • digsoreos

      +1 Being able to program multiple destinations would be a great addition. I’ve never used a standalone GPS device so I wasn’t aware that this was possible on them. It would be great if Google Navigation added it. That way, like you said, you can find the most efficient ways to get to multiple destinations.

  • Anonymous

    oh yea this is news

  • John

    $10 says Google doesn’t make that mistake again ;)

  • Lakerzz

    Nice new white phone you got there. :)

    • Anonymous

      what is it? nexus s?

      • Lakerzz

        ;)

  • Anonymous

    is that your white nexus s kellex?

  • )v(urphy

    Ahh, let’s all breathe now… you wouldhave thought Dec 21, 2012 came early.

  • Spill

    This is new update really just a beta for “Googles World Domination” app. The minor changes are markings for the areas they are planning to invade. They’ll release the changelog for the update once the number of people who have downloaded it is equivalent to an army. You guys should keep up with the dev channels they open sourced the takeover months ago, they’re actually planing on renaming the planet to Google Earth.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    btw, I LOATH the fact all these recent updates mostly revolve around the stupid Latitude function and “checking in” and all that social BS.. I am still on 2 versions old as these last 2-3 updates have ZERO value to me. nada, none. zilch.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    congrats.. you just downloaded a fake app that is now sucking out user names, emails, passwords, CC #’s, etc

  • Mgiovengo

    Funny, official GB is reported and confirmed on a few Droid X devices at about the same time as an update to Google Maps. Coincidence……………?

    • Anonymous

      Probably :P

  • Barlog

    I noticed alot of bug’s after the last update with latitude. Maybe, hopefully it’s a fix for it.

  • wayfaast

    completely unrelated but annoying. Why can’t I seem to keep this site in mobile view on my Dinc or Tbolt.

    • )v(urphy

      You’re not the only one….I haven’t been able to access it in months…I forgot what it looked like.

      • Anonymous

        When you come to the site on your phone, scroll all the way down. There you will see a toggle ;-)

        • wayfaast

          I see that part but I never used to have to change it every visit.

          • Anonymous

            works for me, but I’m on Miren Browseer

          • Anonymous

            I have the same problem.

      • Anonymous

        When you come to the site on your phone, scroll all the way down. There you will see a toggle ;-)

  • Anonymous

    I, for one, welcome our new Google overlords.

    • wayfaast

      resistance is futile, you will be assimilated into the GOOG

      • http://profiles.google.com/tduffin Todd Duffin

        ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US…

        • Mr.Joe

          An Apple a Day keeps the Doctor away!

        • tjhrulz

          Its all your technology are belong to us now

  • wayfaast

    I wonder if it has anything to do with the gps taking 15 minutes to lock when using nav.

    • Anonymous

      Thats not the case for the majority of users… what device are you using?

      • wayfaast

        Tbolt

        • Azbryan

          Are you on the stock ROM? When I try to download from market it says package not signed correctly and won’t install…

    • Anonymous

      This happens in my wife’s Chevy all the time! Tried a D1, D2, DEris, Dinc, and Tbolt. I think it has something to do with the compass and the OnStar Junk in the rear view mirror. Whatever it is, it loses GPS tracking like a black hole anywhere near the dash. Back seat = AOK. Too bad that doens’t help anyone driving.

  • http://twitter.com/ecubuntu Fernando

    I recived that update on my Xoom but i dont see any change

  • http://twitter.com/ecubuntu Fernando

    I recived that update on my Xoom but i dont see any change

  • fartbubbler

    mysterious update is mysterious

    • fartbubbler

      and first.