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Google Maps for Mobile 5

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Hot on the heels of Rubin demoing a Honeycomb device, he decided now is a great time to preview Google Maps 5 for Mobile.

Among the new features: Vectors rather than boring flat images. Tilt and rotate with two fingers, when you’re not pinching and zooming. And, finally, caching. No longer will Google Maps navigation be dependent on a data connection.

Thankfully, most of the semi-modern phones and on (read Droid) will be able to taste this. Endadget got a list of the phones that will support GM5 100%:

  • Galaxy S
  • Droid
  • Droid X
  • Droid 2
  • Droid Incredible
  • Evo
  • Nexus S
  • G2

[via Engadget]

A few clarifications:

1. This isn’t released yet, the barcode below is simply procedure here at Phandroid. Scanning it will not take you to the update.

2. The Nexus One isn’t on the list because it isn’t 100% compatible due to it lacking certain multitouch requirements.

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