Just days after an update to Android Market users can now enjoy another new update as Google Mobile Maps 5 featuringcool new additions like 3D maps, offline maps and rerouting is live in Google Android Market . A detailed list of new features and improvements with high-quality screenshot is available after the jump. .Features:
*.3D Maps with new ways to interact supporting tilting and rotating - Now users can zoom inon 100+ cities around the world supporting 3D buildings, users can use Two finger drag down/up to tilt the 3D map and twist using two fingers to rotate the map and view it from any direction.
*.Compass mode - Orient yourself on the map. Center on your location and tap the compass button. The Map flips into 3D and automatically rotatesto whichever direction you’re facing.
*.Smooth zooming - See the map at the exact zoom level you want. Move two fingers together or apart. The map and labels zoom continuously with your fingers.
*.Offline reliability - Maps of theareas you use the most get preloaded in the background so you can see and interact with themap, even if you lose your connection temporarily.
*.Offline rerouting - Google Maps Navigation (Beta) automatically reroutes you, even if you lose your connection after starting a route.
..Explore Maps in 3D:
.Until now, Google Maps has always downloaded the map as a set of small, square images that we stitch together to form the map you see. (You’ve probably seen those gray squares getting filled in, block-by-block, as the images load over the network.) Starting today, we’ll use vector graphics to dynamically draw the map onyour device as you use it, allowing you to interact with it innew ways: .
*.Tilting: Drag down with two fingers to tilt the map. Tilt while zoomed in on one of the 100+ cities around the world with 3D buildings to see a skylinespring to life.
*.Rotating: Twist with two fingers to rotate the map. After tilting to see 3D buildings, rotatearound them to gain a new perspective from any direction.
*.Smooth zooming: Slide two fingers together or apart, and see the map and labels continuously scale to any zoom level, stopping when your fingersstop.
*.Compass mode: Center the map on your location, and then tap the compass button in the top right corner. The map will flip into 3D mode and start rotating to match your perspective, while still keeping allthe labels upright and readable
The new update is fully compatible with following devices supporting panning, zooming, tilting, and rotating gestures :
.*.Samsung Nexus S
*.Samsung Galaxy S
*.Motorola Droid/ Droid 2/ Droid X*.HTC Incredible
*.HTC EVO 4G
*.HTC G2 .
.Partially-supported devices supporting panning, zooming, and tilting gestures only. .
*.Sony Ericsson X10
*.HTC Nexus One