Google Maps 5 Will Add Offline Map Caching

Last night at the D: Dive Into Mobile conference – Andy Rubin announced that Google will soon be releasing Google Maps 5. The updated version of Google Maps will bring with it many goodies like dynamic map drawing, many multi-touch gestures like using two fingers to tilt and rotate and offline caching.

The update will also improve the performance of Google Maps and will make it much smoother and snappier.

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However, not all Android handsets will be able to enjoy all the features which Google Maps 5 will bring with it. Only a few selected high-end Android devices will be able to take advantage of all the features which Google Maps 5 will offer.

The list of devices includes :

o Galaxy S

o Droid

o Droid X

o Droid 2

o Droid Incredible

o Evo

o Nexus S

o G2

The Nexus One won’t be able to make use of the new multi-touch gestures in Google Maps 5 because it lacks the required multi-touch capability. The update is expected to be rolled out in the coming days.

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