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Google announces Maps to be available offline

Google‘s Sundar Pichai makes it official that Maps will soon be available to be used and enjoyed even when you don’t have Internet connection.


Although we currently can already save a specific area to be usable offline, the upcoming update will let users access the major features of the app including turn-by-turn directions and voice navigation instructions — all while staying offline.

This new feature is directed to users in developing countries that still have intermittent or expensive (both experienced here in the Philippines) data connection. It will be available later this year with no specific date mentioned.


Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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9 Responses

  1. islap says:

    Thank you Google!

    Dapat sampal ito sa mga local telco natin. Pero parang mga government officials lang natin mg ayan, basta kumita kahit palpak na serbisyo, ayos lang. Laman tiyan din yan para sa kanila.

  2. AA says:

    Matagal ng may ganito Windows Phone

  3. RaM says:

    Just download Here maps.

  4. Rockafella says:

    Definitely a good news!

  5. Ted Reyes Olaya Bakla says:


  6. welsh says:

    Great News!

    Here maps does not support all andriod phones… Looking forward for this one

    Thank you for the info

  7. fandroid says:

    Download OsmAnd, Openstreetmap app for android. Fulloffline use, GPS turn by turn voice navigation. Publishes map updates every 3 month2s

  8. Carl John Gemarino says:

    They just make sure na ung service nilang yan is better than here maps.. they already have great maps, making it available offline is a big hit if they make it right…

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