Almost 3 months after the launch, Google Maps has been updated to version 1.1. The update has brought many improvements over its parent version. Apart from improved local search that includes local icons of local restaurants, coffee shops, bars and other local venues, the most exciting feature of the update is Google Contacts search in which, users, when logged-in, can search for a friend’s name in Google Maps, and the apps shows the suggestions while typing the texts. When it’s done, the Google Maps shows address and location of the friend in it by just tapping his name.

Google Maps in iPhone

The English language version of the app is now available the following countries: Bahrain, Egypt, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and UAE.

The updated Google Maps is just 7.6 MB in size and is now available for download in Apple iTunes store.