Google anyway has started reportedly been storing maps as vectors, not as massive images, so whenever it chooses to go offline, it will have no trouble due to size of the stored data.
Google Maps may be getting ready to go offline, a website has said which cited an update earlier this year that allows phones to remember routes as well as surrounding areas, as a possible indication.
According to the Dutch website 'All About Phones', the idea behind the update is even if the users lose their coverage for some time, they do not feel lost wherever they are. However, one cannot enter new destination in the Google Maps during the offline mode.
Google anyway has started storing maps as vectors and not as massive images. So, if the user goes offline, their phones will have no trouble due to size of the stored data.
Since the turn by turn navigation of Ovi Maps is coming on Windows Phone 7, Google Maps needs to pull something out of its hat to compete. Google Maps has been a unique selling proposition for Android platform, which may not be used by the users on a daily basis, but feels great to have when they are in a new place.
It's not really clear how strong the offline abilities of Google Maps would be, or how much data the phone would be allowed to hold. The turn by turn navigation system of Google has any way been quality, and the fact that it's free helps. The addition of offline navigation may prove to be the icing on the cake.
Though there is no specific announcement regarding its India launch, ZTE has said that the phone will be available globally via AliExpress.
According to Lenovo, 10,000 units were of its A6000 sold out in just two seconds.
Airtel reportedly planning to launch 4G services in 11 states this year and two more states early next year.
Noida may be shortlisted for staring the manufacturing unit of Spice.
Xiaomi Mi 4 is all set to be launched in India tomorrow, succeeding Mi 3 as the flagship phone of Xiaomi in India.
Tizen mobile platform is based on the Linux Kernel and is being backed by Samsung and Intel together.
The nationwide MNP will allow mobile consumers to change their existing service provider in any part of the country while retaining their existing number.
Samsung had recently announced its first Tizen OS based smartphone, Tizen Z1, in India for Rs 5,700.
It is rumored that, Xiaomi will start selling the phone via Flipkart from February 3 after unveiling it on January 28.
Last year too, Datawind had promised to offer a smartphone with free lifetime internet.