Google Maps Android App Goes 3D
Dec 16, 2010 3:25 PM –
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UT0wJ1Go7A Video Courtesy of friends at MobileBurn
If you have an Android 2.0+ device head to the Android Market to get the updated Google Maps if you haven’t already got it. The latest features includes 3D buildings, 3D tilting & rotation plus better map caching as seen in Andy Rubin’s demo of Honeycomb Motorola tablet. Map caching is most convenient if you’re using turn-by-turn navigation and loose connection for some reason (i.e. in a tunnel, rural area, in the mountains, etc.) the app will still be able to operate normally as more map data is cached. The maps have a smaller footprint as well to easily store the data. You can see from the vid the cool things you can do to control the map like 3D compass rotation with your physical body, see Google Earth-like 3D buildings, two-finger swipe to tilt or rotate the map. Rub that in your iPhone friends faces as they don’t have this feature yet! 😛
Check out these Android Apps, we’ve included the QR barcode to scan or Chrome to Phone/Firefox to Phone direct buy & download links from the Android Market.
description: Get Google Maps with Navigation (Beta), Places with Hotpot, and Latitude Google Maps has: *Navigation: Free, voice-guided GPS navigation system *Places with Hotpot: Find, rate, and get recommendations for places *Latitude: See friends on the map