Google Maps shows some extra love with Android

Local traffic updates are being added to the Google Maps homescreen.

Google Maps for Android is going to get a whole lot better, thanks to the introduction of the first of a number of useful new widgets.

The local traffic widget is a little map that appears on your home screen and updates in real time to show you the current state of traffic

You can launch a specific Google Maps feature like Driving Mode or Directions, but until today the only “real” Android widget