As we all know, our trusted mapping application for Android does not support full offline navigation (ahem. Google Maps). Coming from the Symbian world, I was shocked when I found this out. Why? It’s because the Symbian platform that so many of fanboys out there hate supports offline maps like since forever! Yes. No need for fancy internet connection. Just get your GPS enabled device and roam the city! Anyway (that leaked out my silent love for Symbian), you are reading this post for one big reason – to get offline maps on your Android-powered device. So without further ado, I introduce to you Here Maps by Nokia!
Yes! You’ve read it right. Google ain’t making any apps for Windows Phones. Based from the article that I have read here, Google won’t serve the Windows market for now. Their reason? This.
We have no plans to build out Windows apps. We are very careful about where we invest and will go where the users are but they are not on Windows Phone or Windows 8.
So if you’re an avid user of Google Apps – Drive, Maps, Plus, Mail and others, you’re out of luck. However, you can try other alternatives like Nokia Maps – now rebranded as Here and Windows Phone / OS bundle for messaging, mail, calendar, people and photos. They work great on Google mail accounts (for email) and Google calendar (for calendar). Of course if you want cloud syncing, you can use Dropbox or Microsoft’s Skydrive.
The world is not limited to Google. You can always find alternatives all over the internet. All you have to do is well, search.
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Way to go for April Fools! Google announced Google maps for NES in 8-bit version. Its not just you ordinary April Fools since it really works on your Google Maps (map.google.com).
Here is the video: