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.
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The Lenovo has the distinction of having dual front camera while OnePlus X has a 13 megapixel rear camera and an 8 MP front camera.
As per Ringo, its standard rate of 19 paise is 90 per cent cheaper than most carriers and 25 per cent cheaper than the most popular calling apps that are Internet based.
An imported model of the Moto 360 2nd Gen is available in India through an e-retailer for Rs 31,954.
Subscribers can enjoy free Aircel to Aircel local calls every morning between 6AM to 8AM for just Re.1.
OnePlus 2 was launched in India back in July this year and was made available in August through invite mode.
Speculations are also rife about a 4 inch smartphone in iPhone C series to make its debut alongside the next Apple flagship smartphone next year.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 looks gorgeous and has been armed with high end features.