Pros Non that I can see!!!!
Cons What was wrong with it before and why change/remove the very useful tools like fairly easy caching, bigger text, etc..
Pros it's still free
Cons Have a look at recent reviews in play.google.com - almost nothing but complaints. No longer separate icons for maps and navigation, zoom buttons removed, location errors, terrain layer gone, offline maps less functional, no starred-locations, etc.
Summary very disappointed - I reverted to the old version on my HTC One and won't be updating anytime soon.
Pros No improvements were made to Google maps 7.0.They just made everything much more difficult to use. I can no longer just swipe over to my addresses in my contacts. I always will have to type out someones name when before it was as simple as one swipe.
Cons It's nowhere near as easy to look up an address as it used to be.
Summary The new version of Google Maps is HORRIBLE. I just updated my OS on my android phone and I am regretting it so much because I can no longer go back to the previous version of Google Maps. The new version has no way to easily access my the addresses of my contacts in my address book like the old version could. It doesn't easily load up to begin with. It doesn't automatically assume I would like to navigate from my current location every time. It separates my favorites into 2 categories. It doesn't give me an easy way to search for an address by speaking it to my phone. I could go on, but the easiest way for Google to fix all these problems is to upgrade Google maps from 7 back to Google maps 6.14.2.
Pros Looks great, easy to find places
Cons unable to access address listed on contacts. I try the work around by going into contacts first, than access the address, it does nothing. I have a HTC One, using the HTC car mode, accessing address from contacts gives a application fail error.
Summary Need to tie the new map to contacts, or a way to access address from the contact list on the map to use as navigation. more dangerous on the road if the address have to be retype completely when it's already store in contact list.
Pros Ease of use, directions, offers
Cons no street views
Summary It's close to perfect. Why did you ditch it Apple?