There are over half a million apps available on the Google Play Store, spanning every category possible. Just like with anything else software-related, Android apps have their share of bugs and glitches, and some performance improvements are required over time.

Google tends to listen to consumer requirements and requests, and has been quite constant with their updates, frequently pushing bug fixes and occasionally introducing new features. Today, Google released a slew of minor updates for some of its major apps: Google Maps, Shopper, and Chrome for Android.

The updates include:

Google Maps

  • Allows you to see reviews from experts and people you know
  • Find places with Zagat scores and summaries
  • Get directions directly from map bubbles
  • Fixed latitude bug.

Anyone hoping to see the offline mode and Maps 3D, showcased earlier today, will be left disappointed.

Google Shopper

  • Fixed several crashes

Chrome for Android

  • Minor re-organization of the Settings menu
  • Stability and performance improvements

Chrome for Android is still in its beta testing phase, even though most would have expected a final release to be available by now. If you are using Chrome on your smartphone and find any glitches, you can file a bug report here.