Google Maps update for Android offline maps for apps and improved 3D map




After the Google+ update also receives Google Maps for Android Update and peaked at a 7.1 version. Besides minor improvements is becoming apparent that the 3D view will now also provided with textures like in Google Earth.
Google Maps update for Android offline maps for apps and improved 3D map

The update, which is currently being rolled out, brings some improvements with respect to the design and functionality. So roads are in the directions shown on which a toll is due, the ruler of the scale is now automatically hidden when not to touch the screen and things like that.

The Google Maps provides certainly not to the head, but the really important change is not yet in use and is the clever minds at Android Police only noticed in the code. There are hints that it is the abstract 3D buildings in Google Maps in a similar way with textures provided, as is already the case in Google Earth.

This is considerably more demanding than the current representation and therefore requires better hardware also. Nevertheless, it could be that Google these two services – Maps and Earth – will merge together in this manner in the future. In the left picture you can see the display in Maps, Google Earth you can see on the right:

maps vs earth Google Maps Update für Android: Offline Karten für Apps und verbesserte 3D Karten

More exciting could be that Google could make the offline maps accessible for future third-party apps. Currently it has only to Google Apps will benefit, but maybe that will change in the future still. Those who can not wait until it reaches the update automatically, thanks to Android Police can also now download the appropriate APK. Pays attention sure that you hit the correct version of Android! A file is available for Android 4.0.3 to 4.2.2, while the other is explicitly designed for Android 4.3:

Android 4.0.3 to 4.2.2

Mirror 1: AndroidFileHost
Mirror 2: Dev-Host

Android 4.3

Mirror 1: AndroidFileHost
Mirror 2: Dev-Host
Mirror 3: Mirror Creator


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