Here's how you can use Google Maps offline
0. phoneArena posted on 22 Jun 2012, 09:10
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 posted on 22 Jun 2012, 09:45 8 0
And we users get credit for pointing this out in the Mobile OS comparison article... Where, exactly?
2. stillthisguy posted on 22 Jun 2012, 09:48 7 0
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 posted on 22 Jun 2012, 10:09 4 0
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 posted on 25 Jun 2012, 23:11 0 0
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 posted on 22 Jun 2012, 10:31 2 3
Children, there are people that don't know about this feature so chill
5. kach22 posted on 22 Jun 2012, 11:07 2 1
That is so cool. Saved me a lot of time searching for this and actually I didn't know it existed.
7. shammont posted on 22 Jun 2012, 12:33 1 2
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 posted on 22 Jun 2012, 12:41 0 0
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 posted on 22 Jun 2012, 14:16 1 0
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 posted on 23 Jun 2012, 01:53 1 0
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 posted on 22 Jun 2012, 15:32 1 2
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 posted on 24 Jun 2012, 02:06 0 0
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.