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Google Maps now comes with new offline features and ride service options

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Google Maps

Google is providing an easier way for circumnavigating around the town even if you are in an area where service is patchy. The new feature involves a WiFi only mode to Google Maps allowing it to be used offline for Android.

Google explained its new features by relating it with 3 scenarios:

CASE-1: You live or are traveling around a place with expensive data or spotty service

Lot many times we face a situation that sometimes we need to get directions, but we don’t have service, or we do have service – but it’s spotty. So we find ourselves staring at the map in a perpetual state of loading while we sitting in car waiting to find out which way to go. Now for saving our data in spotty services, we can toggle to “Wi-fi only” to use Google Maps entirely offline on Android. And according to the Official Blog by Google, the best part is that you can still use other apps and the rest of your phone as you normally would.

Google Maps

CASE-2: You’re running out of storage

This feature will be very helpful for those users, who are having problem with storage space, but don’t want to delete photos and apps. Normally, smartphones come with internal storage capacities as low as 4GB, while higher-end models range between 8GB and 32GB. For many of us, that’s not enough for all the videos, music, apps, and photos we cram onto our beloved smartphones.

So Google saying, “To ensure that Google Maps users with any storage capacity can download and use offline areas when they need them most, we’ve added the ability to download your offline areas to an external SD card (if your device supports them) on Google Maps for Android. Now you’ll never have to choose between snapping more food photos or the ability to navigate offline.”

While downloading any offline areas, we can also choose whether to download to the phone or to memory card and maps shows how much space you have in each place.

Google Maps

CASE-3: You just want someone else to do the driving

If you are travelling at home or abroad and need a ride but don’t want to drive, therefore Google introduced a dedicated mode where users can easily compare ride service options without having to open multiple apps. In addition to showing options from Uber, Google now showing GO-JEK rides in three cities in Indonesia with ten more cities coming soon and Grab rides in 24 cities throughout Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. And it also expanded the availability of Gett, Hailo, and MyTaxi in select cities across Ireland, Poland, Italy, Austria, Russia, and Israel.

All these new features will definitely help the users on Android and iOS devices.