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Google Mobile Maps 5 Now Available - Features New 3D Maps And Offline Browsing

Google Mobile MapsJust days after an update to Android Market users can now enjoy another new update as Google Mobile Maps 5 featuring cool new additions like 3D maps, offline maps and rerouting is live in Google Android Market. A detailed list of new features and improvements with high-quality screenshot is available after the jump.

Google Mobile Maps v 5.0

Google Maps 5

Google Mobile Maps 5 3D Mapping Feature

Mobile Maps 3D

3D Buildings

Google Mobile Maps v 5.0 New Features :

  • 3D Maps with new ways to interact supporting tilting and rotating - Now users can zoom in on 100+ cities around the world supporting 3D buildings, users can use Two finger drag down/up to tilt the 3D map and twist using two fingers to rotate the map and view it from any direction.
  • Compass mode - Orient yourself on the map. Center on your location and tap the compass button. The Map flips into 3D and automatically rotates to whichever direction you’re facing.
  • Smooth zooming - See the map at the exact zoom level you want. Move two fingers together or apart. The map and labels zoom continuously with your fingers.
  • Offline reliability - Maps of the areas you use the most get preloaded in the background so you can see and interact with the map, even if you lose your connection temporarily.
  • Offline rerouting - Google Maps Navigation (Beta) automatically reroutes you, even if you lose your connection after starting a route.

The new update is fully compatible with following devices supporting panning, zooming, tilting, and rotating gestures :

  • Samsung Nexus S
  • Samsung Galaxy S
  • Motorola Droid/ Droid 2/ Droid X
  • HTC Incredible
  • HTC Incredible
  • HTC EVO 4G
  • HTC G2

Partially-supported devices supporting panning, zooming, and tilting gestures only.

  • HTC Desire
  • Sony Ericsson X10
  • LG Ally
  • HTC Nexus One
Google Mobile Maps v 5.0 Video Tour

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