Here's how you can use Google Maps offline
0. phoneArena 22 Jun 2012, 09:10 posted on
With the arrival of Nokia Maps on Windows Phone, the platform might have suddenly become the one with the best geographical and navigational support…
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1. Sniggly (Posts: 7230; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
And we users get credit for pointing this out in the Mobile OS comparison article... Where, exactly?
2. stillthisguy (Posts: 10; Member since: 06 Oct 2011)
This article is written as if this was the offline maps that Google integrated, rather than the fact that this lab has been available for a long time in the labs section. Should at least make this fact known when writing this article.
3. 14545 (Posts: 1225; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
Seriously, it's almost like it is written in such a way that this was a response to apple and nokia's map solutions. But I know I have been using this for at least a year.
16. jroc74 (Posts: 5258; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Yea...I think it was around the time Google put in the 3D feature....yes that same 3D feature that some Apple folks think is so great now for Apples Map software..
That was Dec 2010 folks....
4. metoyou (Posts: 279; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Children, there are people that don't know about this feature so chill
5. kach22 (Posts: 122; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)
That is so cool. Saved me a lot of time searching for this and actually I didn't know it existed.
7. shammont (Posts: 30; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)
i love google maps. i have used it for many things but this is a joke. nokia is much better when it comes to this mapping feature.
8. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
I use it since long time
But you can cache a very large area, i have full my region.
But it is not a cache of the satellite just the roads unless mistaken
Anyway the phone cache also the satellite when he got data coverage so the map and latitude work all the time
9. Whateverman (Posts: 3236; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Okay, I don't get it. Why isn't 10 miles of cache good enough? I can't imagine going 10 miles and still not having a signal to connect to. Maybe my experience is different since I live in a larger city, and I have Verizon. But (honest question here) is there really a need for more that 10 miles worth of cached maps, or are there other senarios where more would be useful? Or are there other reasons why some feel Nokia's maps are better?
12. Thomas5.3 (Posts: 37; Member since: 30 Oct 2011)
Well for Europe offline navigation is almost a must. For example i live in the Netherlands and my data bundle only counts within the boundries of the Netherlands. So if you go by car to other countries and want to use google maps for navigation it's gonna cost you a lot of money cause you are using data outside of your own country. In this case offline navigation is really a good solution.
10. Turok (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)
You still need an active data connection to initiate the navigation and rerouting is available only with data on. So Offline navigation from Google isn't really offline.
Don't think I'm an apple fanboy, i own a SGS 2.
14. Damien_666 (Posts: 37; Member since: 16 Oct 2011)
How come people flag down when Nokia Maps is claimed to be better?
Nokia Maps ALWAYS works offline!
And for any location, so need to cache.
17. gabrelov (Posts: 4; Member since: 17 Jun 2013)
Google maps are better detailed and quality but mere fact android is free thus offline mapping and turn by turn navigation is not good compared to nokia here maps which is fast searching your location offline mode. Nokia owns Navteq which sells gps equipment no doubt about that.