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How to download areas for offline mode in the new Google Maps 8

0. phoneArena 08 May 2014, 06:53 posted on

Google Maps for Android has many strengths, but using its virtues for offline navigation isn't one of them, especially in a few versions before the latest 8.0 redesign. You still can't navigate with turn-by-turn directions offline in Google Maps 8, but the ability to save areas of the map for later usage is more easily accessible now, and a larger part can be downloaded with a much lower storage footprint...

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posted on 08 May 2014, 07:05 3

1. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)

Google maps Ftw!

posted on 08 May 2014, 07:17 3

2. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2138; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)

Lol Nokia does it better , FTW

posted on 08 May 2014, 07:43 3

4. PRoChandra (Posts: 6; Member since: 08 May 2014)

LOL HERE Maps Coming to Android LMFAO :D

posted on 08 May 2014, 07:49 2

6. Super3310 (Posts: 91; Member since: 06 May 2014)

Based on my xperience nokia here maps is beter

posted on 08 May 2014, 07:31 2

3. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1925; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)

I miss Latitude.

posted on 08 May 2014, 07:49

5. ngyixian96 (Posts: 91; Member since: 05 Feb 2012)

Damn, my area is not available !!!

posted on 08 May 2014, 10:06

7. Augustine (Posts: 1034; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)

It's a good thing that offline maps are back. Now, if only I hadn't to rely on third-party apps to be able to navigate without a connection, as when driving in the middle of nowhere or abroad...

posted on 08 May 2014, 10:19

8. kamen (Posts: 87; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)

"Area too large" - pathetic! And that is when area is actually available. Which is even more pathetic - it is shown but for some obscure reasons is not available.

posted on 08 May 2014, 10:40

9. IliyaBeshkov (Posts: 250; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)

Why do all think that this is a new feature.. This offline feature is from 2013!

posted on 08 May 2014, 10:56

10. Augustine (Posts: 1034; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)

Actually, the option to save maps for offline use was an option in the menu, IIRC, before it became a sort of Easter Egg. I'm glad that it's back as an explicit option.

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