Google Maps 5.0 with 3D rendering of buildings now available for free download in Android Market

Google Maps 5.0 with 3D rendering of buildings now available for free download in Android Market
Last week at the D: Dive into Mobile conference, Google VP Andy Rubin got to show off his sexy Motorola tablet. He also used the device to show off something else-Google Maps 5.0. The new update is available now for free in the Android Market, and as we have reported, it shows 3D representations of buildings in the top 100 international cities.

The new software also will cache your most traveled routes allowing for off-line re-routing even if you have no signal on your cell phone. The upgraded program also uses less data and battery power and is more dependent on your phone's processor. This allows you to enjoy easier scrolling and smoother transitions.

Android handsets that fully support Google Maps 5 include the Motorola DROID immediate family (DROID, DROID 2 and DROID X), the Samsung Galaxy S and Nexus S, the HTC Droid Incredible, HTC EVO 4G and the T-Mobile HTC G2. Android 1.6 or higher is required to install the app while the 3D renderings and off-line navigation require phones using Android 2.0 or higher.

source: AndroidandMe



3. jcoberg10

Posts: 112; Member since: Oct 30, 2009

cant find it

4. jcoberg10

Posts: 112; Member since: Oct 30, 2009

droid incredible

5. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

outside the US? not in 4 top carriers? custom rom? you may want to try using market enabler i used it outside the US and found it no problem. also clean market cache and uninstall the latest updates you had from the maps app and will download in one shot and run flawlessly

1. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Took me about 5x of downloading and 3x of restarting my phone inorder for this to download and fully install. I cannot do the 3d maps and it still loads blocks like it used to. Not too happy with it, but it is a little bit faster. Sprint HTC Hero 2.1

2. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

Gotta step it up to a new gen. android. it downloaded in less than 2 mins. and no phone restart. for the 3D portion it does say within the program that 3D rendering is only available while in select cities (which sucks) but still. works fine for me.

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