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The upcoming Maps update for Android will have offline support so you can pre-cache a selected area.


Will it support offline navigation? Map caching has been available as an experimental feature for quite a long time.

I can't imagine that navigation will work offline. Currently the directions and rerouting are calculated by Google's servers, not on the client device. Obviously trivial routing can be done on the device, but proper routing would need a lot more data to be present, and cover the whole route.

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