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Google has been dutifully adding new features to its native Maps application for the iPhone and iPad. Just earlier this month, we saw Google Maps gain a new feature allowing users to get notified when a faster route becomes available when heading towards a destination in the navigation mode.

Today’s minor update, now live in the App Store, includes the obligatory bug fixes and another new feature: an improved route planning with multiple modes of transit.

Although it seems like a minor addition, the feature is quite handy when planning your route because you are no longer limited to defining a route based on either walking, driving or biking and can instead choose multiple modes of transit…

Apart from this new feature and bug fixes, no other changes are listed in release notes accompanying the 11.4MB download.

Past updates have brought us numerous new features, like the ability to see your flight, hotel and restaurant reservations from Gmail as well as route and traffic overview.

The app also supports Waze incident reports.

Google last August started injecting ads into its mobile Maps apps as its usual way of monetizing users. The search company also released the Google Maps SDK allowing third-party iOS developers to integrate Street View and Indoor Maps in their apps.

Download Google Maps 2.7 free in the App Store.

The universal binary supports all form-factor iOS devices running iOS 6.0 or later.