Google has just released a MAJOR update to Google Maps. Andy Rubin talked about it at All Things Digital recently, and today it’s available for download.
So what’s included in this update? For starters, they’ve abandoned the old “tile” method of loading the map in favor of vector graphics. With this come the following new features:
Google also says that Maps will be more reliable when you lose your data connection. When your phone is plugged in and connected to wifi, Google Maps will be caching maps of the areas you visit most. This, along with the ability to reroute when your connection drops once your route has been started, should make Google Maps a valuable tool, even when your data connection might be spotty.
Check the video below, grab the update from the market, and let us know in the comments what you think.
[via Google Mobile Blog]