Trading-in a mobile phone for a new model powered by Android can create benefits in everyday life and not only in terms of technology.
Mat Balez, product manager and author of the Google Mobile Blog, says the search engine's release of Hotspot – a feature that works on Google Maps – will allow people to find places they want to visit.
Hotspot works by allowing people to write reviews and rate locations they have been, which can then be read by friends and contacts.
An opinion can be given on almost anywhere, from a pub or restaurant to a tourist attraction or shop.
Users of mobiles that operate on the Android platform can benefit from the views of others and be more confident of enjoying a top day out or meal with a loved one.
A recent blog post made by a Google expert confirmed it has also launched a shopping app that will allow consumers to compare and explore various products from their handset.