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Google Maps v5.7 update for Android brings Transit Navigation and offline map viewing

on July 7, 2011 – 6:37 amNo Comment

Google Maps for Android now includes turn-by-turn driving and walking navigation with public transit navigation directions in 400+ cities around the world. This version also includes updated directions, better search results, photo viewer for the places page and option to download offline maps of an area.

Features in Google Maps v5.7.0 for Android

  • Get stop-by-stop public transit navigation (beta)
  • Display alert in notification bar and vibrate when you reach the next stop when you switch to other application
  • Get direction in less clicks for driving and walking with the updated directions
  • Options for driving and walking navigation and directions while searching
  • Icons in the search results based on the type such as, Google Places, starred places, previously used search terms etc.
  • Get search suggestions based on the previously searched results as you type
  • Browse photos in the places pages in the new photo viewer
  • Improved battery life for navigation (beta)
  • Download maps with the “Download Map area” labs feature for offline viewing

Checkout the video demo of the latest version of Google Maps for Android from Google

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NTXkd0dguQ

Download Google Maps version 5.7.0 from the Android Market for the devices that run Android 2.1 and above for free.

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