News Articles

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Offline maps added to Google Maps for Android

Google has added an experimental feature called ‘Download map area’ to Google Maps for Android. It allows customers to save a 10-mile radius of any chosen place before arriving there, enabling them to reduce data costs or prepare for locations without mobile connectivity.

It’s necessary to have the latest version of Google Maps and to activate the the option from within the ‘Labs’ menu.

A WiFi or 3G data connection is still needed to see a satellite/3D view or to search for places and directions. Cached maps are stored for 30 days.

[Google Mobile blog]

Print
Author: The Fonecast
0 Comments
Rate this article:
No rating

Categories: Operating systems, Applications, NewsNumber of views: 721

Tags: location android google

Leave a comment

Name:
Email:
Comment:
Add comment

Name:
Email:
Subject:
Message:
x

Follow thefonecast.com

Twitter @TheFonecast RSS podcast feed
Find us on Facebook Subscribe free via iTunes

Archive Calendar

«September 2017»
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
28293031123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
2526272829301
2345678

Archive

Terms Of Use | Privacy Statement