Google rolled out an update of their Maps app for Android devices.
This update seems to be focused on increasing revenue generation avenues. The app would now show sponsored results in hotel searches. Google has also improved access to navigation which now offer route and traffic overview.
A new option has been added to the hamburger menu linking to the tips and tricks web page.
Google has also added a new permission which allow Google Maps to access your contacts details. No idea what they have planned for this permission in the future.