Google Maps 5.0

Google Maps 5.0 -- that awesome version Andy Rubin showed off a week or so ago -- has been released to the Android Market. With the latest version of Google Maps, you get that very cool 3D tilt feature, plus vector graphics for less tiling (there's still some lag, but it's definitely better), compass mode, improved caching and offline navigation rerouting so that you can still find your way even if you lose your connection.

We'll have to check this out on as many phones as possible. There was talk about the 3D feature not working on the Nexus One, but it seems to be OK for us. (Update: More on that after the break.) Sound out in the comments if you see otherwise. Thanks to everyone who sent this in! [Google Lat-Long Blog]

OK. Dive into the help files on Google Maps 5.0 and you learn that the following phones are completely supported in Google Maps 5.0: Samsung Nexus S, Galaxy S, Motorola Droid, Motorola Droid 2, Droid X, HTC Droid Incredible, Evo 4G, G2.

The HTC Desire, SE Xperia X10, LG Ally and Nexus One are partially supported. On the Nexus One, you can tilt and zoom and all that good stuff. It's rotation that it has a problem with, and that fits with previous screen tests.