The latest Google announcement is breaking waves! In true form of staying ahead of the competition, Google informed the internet world that they are adding features to allow their Maps program be used with no data connection.
These features will include the search function within Google Maps and turn-by-turn voice navigation. The navigation function will utilize good old GPS. No more downloading of maps or map sections necessary. This will be extremely useful for international travelers as well as markets that currently have unreliable data services.
Offline maps will reportedly be available later this year according to the announcement.
If you’d like to watch the entire keynote announcement from Google I/O 2015, watch it below.