Fully offline access is coming to Google Maps in the future, along with turn-by-turn navigation and more.

Google is bringing full offline access to Google Maps later this year

At Google I/O today, Google announced that offline maps are coming to Google Maps later this year. With offline maps, users will be able to save maps and search for things with everything they've become used to with the online version of Maps. You'll be able to browse reviews, hours, and even get turn-by-turn voice directions—all while offline.

While you've been able to save and cache specific maps for offline use for a while now, this is a truly offline experience with access to all of the major features you've come to know from Google Maps. While there's no specific timeframe for when this will hit devices, Google says it will roll out later this year.

Keep it locked to Android Central as we bring you more from the ground at Google I/O.

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