Google Maps gets downloaded maps for offline use on Android
1. Synack (Posts: 669; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)
Now only if it can download entire cities for a 100+ mile radius, and have directions/navigation OFFLINE, then that will make a lot of people happy. Including my Wifi Galaxy Tab who doesn't get interwebz in the car.
2. Galen20K (Posts: 521; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)
word! I would LOVE to use my Galaxy tab 10.1 in that way.
3. PC (unregistered)
It looks like Google doesn't know or doesn't want to make offline navigatin.
I am just too tired to wait for Google to make something that other systems have for a long time.
8. PhoneLuver (Posts: 474; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)
Very true buddy! I bought the Tom Tom app. Who can really afford all that data traffic, and it's pretty useless if you're on a road where there is no or limited coverage!
4. Guidedaryl (unregistered)
Why such limited features? I'm hoping the fully baked offline maps Will be as good as the one Nokia has.
5. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)
Nokia has had these features for quite a long time
6. droidnator (Posts: 87; Member since: 10 Mar 2011)
Full-blown offline maps would be a huge asset to Google. They should really follow the example of Ovi Maps. That would put them ahead of competition big time!
7. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 864; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)
How is this so difficult to get right?
9. PGS (unregistered)
I don't know why so much hate here. It's a nice start albeit a very limited one. But as the article states, it's still in the beta phase, which is used to test-drive features and get public feedback, so we can expect improvements over the coming months.
BTW, yes, I've used Nokia maps on a 5800 and it is quite impressive so I expect nothing less of Google :).