News by Josh Dasey on Tuesday November 10, 2015.
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While Google Maps has been the go to navigation package for most people over the years, there are rival packages that sport features that Google's offering lacks. For example, Nokia's HERE Maps has been offering offline navigation for a very long time and since its debut on Android last year it has given users on the platform a very potent alternative to Google Maps.Mountain View is addressing that missing feature today with the announcement that offline navigation is now making its way to the Android version of the Google Maps app today. For those of you using Apple's iOS, don't worry because Google says the Maps app on that platform will be updated with offline navigation soon. To get offline maps, you will need to select and save an area for the app to download the appropriate maps for the location. In default that Google Maps app will update itself every 15 days. Some things will be missing, such as photos for businesses and reviews, although names and locations will still be stored in offline mode.
Josh is our European editor, tackling news events, reviews, and new items from his UK home. As a former HTC marketing employee, Josh is close to the industry and bring his experience to MobileBurn.