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How to save a map for use offline in Google Maps

Sometimes, you have to go off the grid Google has reintroduced offline maps in a recent update of the Google Maps application, and as Google often does, they leave a little mystery about how you can use them and how to download one. That's where we come in. We'll show you how to download and "...
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Google Maps takes your trips offline; Adds lane guidance, saved places and more

Google Maps has been updated to include lane guidance, search result filters, and Uber integration. Also, high profile destinations now let you drop down to Street View to get up close and personal, save them for offline viewing, get access to easier directions, and get quick access to saved spot...
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Google Maps is now available in Hindi

If you're one of the 310 million people who count Hindi as your primary language, you'll be glad to know that Google Maps is now available in Hindi. Google India announced the rollout of the feature today, which is available for the web and on Android devices running Android 4.3 and above. To...

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Google Maps rolling out new 'Explore' button to reveal tailored local info

Google is adding a brand new way find out more about your surroundings in Google Maps with a new "Explore" feature. In the bottom right corner of the latest Google Maps app, you'll now notice a small location pin button next to the location button — tap it, and you'll be taken into the new...
Google Maps Hindi

Google Maps is now available in Hindi

If you're one of the 310 million people who count Hindi as your primary language, you'll be glad to know that Google Maps is now available in Hindi. Google India announced the rollout of the feature today, which is available for the web and on Android devices running Android 4.3 and above. To...
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Google Maps adds in-navigation voice control, elevation info for bicyclists

Google Maps is receiving an update to version 8.2 today, with a solid set of new features including in-navigation voice control, elevation change information for bicyclists and faster access to voice input from the main maps screen. The biggest change in this latest version is the ability to give...
Smarty Pins is a Maps-powered geography trivia game from Google

Smarty Pins is a Maps-powered geography trivia game from Google

Google has launched a new, Google Maps-based trivia game called Smarty Pins. The game asks you a number of geographically-based questions, and you drop your pin in the correct location to answer. The questions have a great range of difficulty, and pull from different topics like entertainment,...
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Google Maps updated for Android Wear

If you're excited about Android Wear, you'll be happy to hear that shortly after the Google I/O 2014 keynote, Google Maps was updated to support your favorite upcoming smartwatches. Seeing as Maps will be a major use case for Android Wear, this is great news regardless of whether you're getting...
Google Maps now displays descriptions on the maps when you search

Google Maps update brings better search and terrain view

Shortly after the Google I/O keynote ended, Google pushed out an update to Google Maps to bring some new features to the free turn-by-turn navigation service. The change log this time is rather short, but the update does make it easier for you to search for places and know where to go....
Google Maps Navigation

How to save a map for use offline in Google Maps

Sometimes, you have to go off the grid Google has reintroduced offline maps in a recent update of the Google Maps application, and as Google often does, they leave a little mystery about how you can use them and how to download one. That's where we come in. We'll show you how to download and "...
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Google Maps, preinstalled on, well, most phones, passes the 1 billion mark

Google now has two apps that have amassed more than 1 billion installations each. Gmail was the first, and now there's Google Maps. To be clear, though, that's a little different than 1 billion downloads of, say, the Android Central App, which doesn't come preinstalled on any phone that has...
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Google buying satellite firm Skybox Imagery for $500 million

Google is buying the satellite imagery company Skybox Imagery for half a billion dollars. Google has used imagery from Landsat satellites for much of their mapping images, though in recent years they've been replacing that with detailed orbital shots from a variety of sources. Adding a satellite...
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Google Maps lets fans tour World Cup stadiums

As Brazil prepares to host the FIFA World Cup, Google is doing its bit to helps fans virtually explore the country's streets and stadiums. First up, Google Maps Street View tours of the country's 12 World Cup stadiums are now available online, allowing fans to explore the venues that'll host the...

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