Today at Google I/O 2015, they have announced that Google Maps Offline coming later this year. A lot of functionality coming in with offline version of maps. A user can save certain areas of Google Maps and will be able to conduct search, get information and navigation totally offline.
Google Maps version 9.9.0 for Android is now out. One of the best free app for your navigation needs. Google has already been transforming all of their app to material designed. They have made a huge design improvement on this version,They have introduced translucent bar. Your maps viewing and navigation doesn’t end on the top notification bar. You can now see until the end of the screen to the top. Notification panel becomes transparent. Check the image below for an idea what is new on this version.
After the last update of Google Maps, Google updated it again. The version which is now Google Maps 7.0.1 (#700012011) was pushed as an update in my tablet today. The updated Google Maps brings a new option in the menu about the Latitude feature. Google is permanently shutting down its Latitude service from 9th August. Google+ app will be used for this feature in the future from now on. If you are missing Google’s latitude service you should quickly get the Google+ app from the market.
Finally Google has started rolling out the new version of maps for Android devices. Google Maps 7.0.0 is now ready for download. This updated Maps comes with a redesigned UI and new feature and update. You now can use the new desktop version of Google Maps on your Android. Not all the devices got this update yet. Until I updated my one to the newest version my Google Maps was showing version 6.14.4 (#6140400) on my Galaxy Nexus.