Google has released a new version of their Google Maps app for Android and the new version of the app comes with some more offline features.
There is now a WiFi only mode which will only download maps when you are connected to WiFi and you can now also store you maps on your SD card.
We’ve all been through this — whether in our own backyard or a different country. You need to get directions, but you don’t have service. Or you do have service – but it’s spotty – so you find yourself staring at the map in a perpetual state of loading while you sit in your car waiting to find out which way to go. Now, when you know you’ll have spotty service or just want to save on data, you can toggle to “Wi-fi only” to use Google Maps entirely offline on Android. And the best part is that you can still use other apps and the rest of your phone as you normally would. You might even save on battery life too.
We heard about these changes and some other changes recently, these were apparently being rolled out in stages previously. Google has now released a full update for the app which comes with also of these new features and more.
You can find out more details about the latest version of Google Maps for Android over at Google at the link below, the app is now available to download from Google Play.