Google has update the Google Maps app in the Google Play Store (Android Market). They’ve done away with the older text only menu for Google Maps and traded it in for the more colorful and iconic menu seen in the screen shot above.
The newest version of Google Maps is version 6.4.0
According to the changelog the only thing changed is this version is the menu however that change should make Google Maps easier to use one handed.
Go download it here in the Google Play Store