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Google releases video showing off new Maps application

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Google releases video showing off new Maps application
Back on Monday, Google VP Andy Rubin showed off the new Google Maps 5.0 on the Motorola Everest as we reported. With 3D representation of buildings and the ability to cache your most traveled route, 90% of the time the new update will allow the app to reroute your trip even while you are off-line or have no signal. Because the app uses more of the phone's own processor, scrolling will be smoother and less data is required to run it.

3-D representation will be available for buildings in the top 100 international cities and the update should be available within days from the Android Market. Until then, you can check out the video below to see how Google Maps 5.0 looks on a Google Nexus S. When the update is made available on the Android Market, it will first be available only for those Android devices running Android 2.2 or higher, but will eventually be produced for other operating systems as well.

source: Erictric



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