Google Map Expansion Plan

Posted By on July 8, 2011

Google has added the capacity to download map areas, as it continues to roll out offline functionality across its range of services.

Google is aware that we do not have internet access at all times when we are out and about, and the early criticisms of its Chromebooks has scathingly pointed out just how useless they are when offline.

And with Android quickly becoming the most popular phone OS, the need for some offline functionality on certain services is clear.

Maps is certainly something that could benefit from offline functionality – allowing people to download sections to local storage in their phones or netbooks so that being offline does not mean that you cannot explore an area.  […read more]