The service previously required users to be connected to the Web in order to take advantage of its features. That's changing "later this year."
Google's experimental hardware division talks smart textiles, and controlling them just by the touch of your hand.
Save Google Maps for offline access, so you can navigate the roads even when you're off the grid.
Want to know what your next phone's operating system will look like, how Google wants to manage all your photos or how you'll pay with your Android phone? Look here.
The search giant has found a new purpose in all our lives: Bringing together the various products and services we use to work together as easily as possible.
Remember when you could easily access your custom maps through the original Google Maps app? Now you can do that again.
Android M lets you use Google Maps offline, including turn-by-turn directions.
Here has attracted suitors including German automakers and Uber, but Nokia says it needs more time to determine whether a sale makes sense.
Apple buys a GPS company, gaining new location-tracking powers. Meanwhile, a cybersecurity researcher raises concerns of airplane hacking, and Google is said to add a "buy" button to search results.
The search giant has been embarrassed by recent stunts targeting Google Maps, reminiscent of "Google Hacks" designed to change search results to make political statements.