Google Maps for Android 4.2 Update: Biking Directions, Navigation Shortcut, Location Sharing Added

Google announced the Maps for Android 4.2 update:

Google Maps for Android Gets Biking Directions, Navigation Shortcut, Sharing, and More

This update brings a trio of new features:

1. Biking directions: Just in time for summer! Biking lanes and trails are available. I wish some kind of safety rating was available too. Some so-called “bicycle lanes” are not very safe.

2. Navigation shortcut for the Android puts you right into the destination selection view

3. Share this place: Send a location to small groups using email, text messages, or social networking apps like Google Buzz, Twitter, or Facebook