As Google I/O 2015 is here and many new announcements have been made by Google. Most important Google Android M Developer Build has been announced with various new features. Now, Google Maps is going to get the offline mode of the Navigation and search.
Google Maps’ offline support will be launching “later this year,” Google announced during its keynote address at its I/O developer confab on Thursday. Now, Google says that users will be able to search for locations within that offline region and even see ratings and other information, just as they are able to with online maps. Turn-by-turn navigation will also be available as well, again without an Internet connection.
The offline functionality will help people in nations such as India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam navigate their territories and watch their videos (for up to 48 hours per video).