Google Maps for Android – Now with Offline Maps

By on July 1, 2012
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The app, however, is plagued with bugs at the moment


One can now avoid data charges by saving any map for later use in the recent version of Google Maps. The company updated this new feature quite discreetly, thus taking many by surprise, reports Softpedia.

However, with any new update, bugs are a common issue. Android phones, running the Ice Cream Sandwich build, are reporting some negative issues. The general consensus is that the latest version is broken, & needs to be de-bugged. Some users, for instance have complained that they cannot see their friends in Latitude, & that the compass has stopped working. It is worth mentioning that the Compass Mode for Street View lets one to look around places as though he/she was there, using the device’s gyroscope.

Android users running build 2.2 & higher should be able to use the app. The latest version (6.9) can be found in the official Android app store, Play.


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