Google is planning to release a new version of Google Maps for Android codenamed Google Maps 5.0 and is possible to arrive on Galaxy Tab soon. The guys running iOS will get really jealous on what the new Google Maps will deliver for Android. Here are some upcoming features which I bet you will love :
Manipulate 3D Maps
Google Maps 5 will use vectors which will allow you to see maps in 3D. If you played with Google Earth on an Android device before, you will notice that you will be able to tilt and rotate any map with your fingers. Quite cool, right?
Thanks to the addition of offline caching, making trips to areas with no data reception will make them much better. The maps/routes from around will get internally cached you will still be able to reroute in case you miss an exit in the GPS Navigation mode .
Faster load and navigation
You won’t have to wait anymore for Google Maps to render everything in real time when you access the app. Some content will pre-load on the tablet so that you will get an instant access to everything that it’s around you. You can leave your Galaxy Tab for example during the night to pre-load the maps around through 3G/Wi-Fi and when you wake up, you won’t have to worry about slow loading time.
No word on the update yet but we expect to see it soon on the Samsung Galaxy Tab and the best part is that is completely free. We have attached a demo with the new Google Maps system presented on a prototype Motorola tablet running…wait…wait…Honeycomb!!! Yes, we will write an article in which we will give more details related to Android 3.0, Honeycomb so keep your eyes on TheGalaxyTab.com!