One of the advantages that Nokia Maps has held over Google Maps is the fact that Nokia Maps is available for use with or without an internet connection. Well, the game is about to change, as the next version of Google Maps is billed to debut offline usage.
This is a game-changer for Android. Or should we say that Android will become a bit more resource efficient in the direction of Belle? Whatever you choose to call it, this just made Android more attractive to me. There are other new goodies in the Google Maps bag, including a fly-by 3D view.
Naira for Naira, however, I’d still pick Nokia Maps till further notice, the lack of turn-by-turn navigation on Google Maps being the deal breaker for me.
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