Google Maps for Android gets offline support
Google is boosting the functionality of its Maps for Android application, enabling better offline functionality, reports PhonesReview.
Apparently there is already the ability to use the mobile app without an Internet connection – as a Labs add-on – but this was restricted to a limited area, due to the use of pre-cached info…
The website writes:
According to Google Maps engineering Chief Brian McClendon the feature will be available in the coming weeks with users having access to over 100 countries offline. There are some other updates on route to the application as the company will be sending out ‘Street View Trekkers’ to take images of wilderness areas, which can only be reached by foot.