How to Save Google Maps for Offline Use

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These days many smartphone owners use Google Maps for navigation and directions almost daily, simply because it’s so easy and convenient. However if you’re like me, you’ve been frustrated by a lack of cell phone service or signal while traveling at some point. Thankfully Google Maps has a feature built-in where we can save maps […]

Google Contemplating Offline, Locally Stored Maps for Android?

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Google may be considering taking its turn-by-turn Google Maps with Navigation offline soon to give non-connected devices the ability to navigate sans a continuous mobile broadband connection. This would benefit the Android platform greatly in a number of ways, and could potentially allow customers a way to save on data consumption in an age where […]

Nokia to Power Bing Maps as Result of Windows Phone 7 Deal

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While details still have not been released, the latest insider information reported by Search Engine Land suggests that Nokia–and by proxy of its acquisition, Navteq–could potentially be powering mapping information on Microsoft’s Bing Maps, which is the default mapping service on Windows Phone 7 devices. All the details aren’t ironed out, and things can change, […]

Google Looks to Android Users to Report When Maps Are Wrong

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The latest update to Google Maps for Android, bringing the app to version 5.4.0, comes with several new features and bug fixes; most notable is the service’s use of crowd-sourced information to let Google’s map team know when maps are incorrect. According to the version history, Google says of the feature, “Report “destination not here” […]