Google Delivers Local Deals to Maps for Android

Google on Friday delivered a special treat to Android users ahead the weekend.

As it turns out, the Internet search giant released an updated version of its Maps application that integrates geo-specific daily deals offers.

“Wherever you are,” the company says on its Lat Long Blog, “Google Maps for Android helps you get around and discover new places.”

Today with the 6.7 release we will help you find offers from nearby businesses in the U.S. — everything from restaurants, to salons, to city tours. Also, we’ve added indoor walking directions in the U.S. and Japan, plus 360-degree interior photos of businesses, to help you intrepidly make your way indoors and out.

As some will recall, Google decided to “go its own way” with regard to daily deals after the company fell short of acquiring Groupon. So Google officially launched the Offers platform in early 2011.

Today, Google says users can download Google Maps 6.7 for Android directly from Google Play.