Featured Articles

LG G Watch R ships in two weeks

LG G Watch R ships in two weeks

The LG G Watch R, the first Android Wear watch with a truly round face, is coming soon and judging by…

More...
LG unveils NUCLUN big.LITTLE SoC

LG unveils NUCLUN big.LITTLE SoC

LG has officially announced its first smartphone SoC, the NUCLUN, formerly known as the Odin.

More...
Microsoft moves 2.4 million Xbox Ones

Microsoft moves 2.4 million Xbox Ones

Microsoft has announced that it move 2.4 million consoles in fiscal year 2015 Q1. The announcement came with the latest financial…

More...
Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Thursday, 07 July 2011 12:00

Google Maps 5.7 Android lets you download maps

Written by Fuad Abazovic


But only a 10-mile radius
If you have an Android phone, you better go and update the Google maps application to version 5.7. It won’t cost you a penny and it will bring you public transportation support, kind of.

Google has promised that public transportation support works in 400 cities, and we can confirm that it doesn’t include Vienna, the capital of Austria. Public transportation was a part of maps.google.at but Wienerlinien the company that takes care of transportation has forced Google to turn off the public transportation mapping support. Apparently the company is doing a great job at pushing Google out of its page views as they have their own website that attracts anyone that needs such services, and it can be found here.

More importantly, some smart chaps from Android Central have found out that you can download at least 10 miles radius on a selected Google maps. It’s not like you can download a whole country, unless you’re in San Marino or visiting the Pope in the Vatican. However, it might help you on your next trip over the border, which will definitely help people in Europe where borders are in some cases just a short drive or an ultra short flight away.

We would like to see the ability to download a bit more, at least a big capital city would be a good start. For now, you have public transportation in 400 cities but not in Vienna Austria, and 10 miles radius of map to download. Needless to say, this feature will be welcomed by frequent travellers as it will allow them to significantly cut roaming costs by allowing them to download a 10-mile map segment in any wireless hotspot within minutes, free of charge.
Last modified on Thursday, 07 July 2011 13:38
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments