Google has announced that it is releasing new features for the offline mode in Google Maps, the news was announced at the company’s IO Developer Conference.
The new Offline Maps version of Google Maps will now come with the search function and also turn by turn navigation, which was previously only available when you had a data connection.
Whilst you wont need a data connection to use these features in Offline Mode in Google Maps, you will still need to have GPS switched on in order for the features to work.
As well as turn by turn navigation the new Offline Mode will also come with data for places near you, which will include restaurants and places of interest.
Google has said that these new features will be added to their Maps software with an update later in the year, as soon as we get some details on when this will be available, we will let you guys know.
Source Android Police
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