Google Maps for Android Updated v6.9 Now Works Offline

Google Maps is one of the most popular app for smart phones like Android and iOS. Google Maps for Android device updated to version 6.9 announced on Google I/O 2012 first day conference.

Wish you had a map when your device was offline? With offline maps, you can save and use certain maps when you’re not connected to the Internet. If you have GPS on the device, the blue dot will still work without a data connection so you know where you are. Whether you’re traveling the world or underground, offline maps can help you navigate the offline world.

For example now yourself travelling to london to this summer Before you head off on your trip, simply find the area that you’ll be visiting. Then select “Make available offline” from the menu and verify the area that you would like to save. Once you confirm your selection the map will immediately start downloading.


Now, you can download the latest version of the app in Google Play, then select and save a region of a map from more than 150 countries for use offline.  If you have GPS enabled on the device, the blue dot will still work without a data connection so you know where you are, and if your device has a compass you can orient yourself without 3G or WiFi connectivity.

Google also updated in this version smoother and faster Compass Mode for Street View within Google Maps for Android.


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