re status and pissed...
5.23 will remain the latest release for the near future.
.. Google has made some changes to close the interface for my development system.. but I continue to make changes to the java side server scripts which is what you see in the end anyway.
.. I've recently added satellite and traffic overlays to the HOURLY AND 7 DAY FORCAST.
if you purchased a new phone with the new maps you are screwed unless you root.. but, if you just upgraded to the new MAPS all you have to do is uninstall it.. the phone will revert to the old MAPS you like..
.. that's what I did.. I'm presently (since Labor Day) on a NE Colorado camping trip and really missed the terrain maps to avoid the floods..
.. Google should be shot for removing them.