The guys at Google who are working on the Android version of Maps seem to be determined to bring down battery usage. They put out an update in early January that improved consumption in Latitude and now (about a month later) they’re back with a brand new update to do just that again.
It’s a pretty minor update, but we like Google’s battery-conscious approach.
The latest update for Google Maps for Android improves the battery usage for the Latitude service and Latitude History. It also brings about some bug fixes, but the changelog doesn’t give details on what bugs have been squashed.
You can check your Android Market app for the update.