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Google Maps now available offline | Telestial

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November 11, 2015


Google, our online overlords and rulers of the Interwebs, have updated Google Maps in an entirely wonderful way – it’s now all available offline. This means that searching for specific destinations and getting turn-by-turn directions can now be done without an internet connection. This is fantastic news for roaming travelers, but you’ll need to remember to download the information for the region you are visiting before you travel. Once that’s done, however, you are good to go. The only information that won’t be available are real-time traffic updates and user-added photos – but these can be added seamlessly to the map as soon as you go online again.

The updated version of Google Maps is now available for Android handsets (such as the Smart range of unlocked handsets that Telestial provides), and will be coming to iOS soon.