Apps are at the front and center of any smartphone experience, and with over a million apps on the Google Play Store and new apps being submitted to our forums every day, staying up to date on the latest apps and games can be a hassle. At XDA, we don’t discriminate apps - if it’s interesting, innovative, original or useful, we mention them. The XDA Portal Team loves apps too, and we usually share and discuss the latest app releases...
Google Maps 5 Released for Android Devices
Android users can celebrate as Google just launched their latest version of Google Maps for Android V5.
Some of its new features are:
- 3D Building
- Vector Imagery instead of Tiles
- Off-line navigation
- Compass Mode
- Smooth Zooming
- Off-line re-routing
- And much more
The update brings many new features on a scale not seen before in previous updates. So, if you want to try it out go to the Android Market and update the app or download it and install it fresh. Enjoy!
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