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.
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.
This week too the Indian market saw several launches, which we have listed below.
However, the Lenovo owned company has not said anything about the LTE version of Moto E (2nd Gen).
The cheapest Motorola phone just got better.
One more week and you will see a range of new age devices at the Mobile World Congress.
The Android 5.0 update has been rolled out for the affordable Android One devices in India.
Samsung is expected to unveil the handset at the Unpacked event which starts from March 1.
Various variants of Zenfone 2 has already been reported which is now said to be launched in India in the second quarter of this year.
The phones will come out of the box with Android Lollipop and 3G and 4G versions will be available.
The Microsoft Lumia 640 rumoured to have quad core processor, 8 GB ROM and other such decent features.
Ofcourse, like the 64 GB version, it too will be available via Amazon.in and has the same specification as the 64 GB variant except the storage.