Chris Alexander

On Engineering

Hands on with Google Maps for Android major update

13th December, 2010

In the middle of last week, while announcing the Nexus S phone and Android Gingerbread, a new version of Google Maps for Android was announced. It touts some brilliant features, such as vector based maps for faster loading and a better scaling experience on the device, offline maps and routing ability, and 3D buildings. Here is a video walkthrough with someone from Google on a brand new Nexus S to see what the new Maps experience is like.