Google introduces offline map saving for Android phones
When you’re visiting an unfamiliar location, Google Maps for mobile is great for getting an idea of how close you are to your destination, where streets and landmarks are in relation to each other, or just for getting “un-lost.” But what if you don’t have a data signal, or you’re abroad and don’t have a data plan? We say that if you use Google Maps for mobile, you’ll never need to carry a paper map again. The “Download map area” lab in Google Maps 5.7 for Android is a step in making that statement true even when you’re offline.
While you still have data coverage or WiFi before heading out, just pick your spot, and you can download all detail on Google Maps in a minute or two for a 10-mile radius. Genius - and a godsend for any traveller with an Android handset.