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Google Maps for Android (pictures)

We take a look at the newest version of Google Maps for Android, which offers synced search history across devices, plus all of the standard Maps features we've all come to know.

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Recent searches

With the newest version of Google Maps, your search history is synced across devices. Start typing, and the app may even auto-complete based on something you searched for on your desktop computer.
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Layers

Choose one or more layers to overlay on your map. If you've made any custom maps on your Google account, you can overlay those as well.
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Google Offers

More than just a simple map, Google Maps can pinpoint nearby deals and discounts using data from Google Offers. It can also pull up local data from Zagat and Google Places.
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Directions and navigation

Google Maps offers voice-based turn-by-turn navigation or listed routes for driving, walking, public transit, and even biking.
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Get a closer look

Just like on the desktop, Google Maps for Android lets you get a closer, ground-level look at a location via Google Street View.
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Caching maps

Google Maps lets you select an area of a map to cache, so you can access it, even while offline.

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