On Wednesday, Internet search giant and Android maker Google rolled out the red carpet to lead the grand unveiling of that which is being touted as the future of mobile mapping services.
Google’s ubiquitous mapping service will be overhauled with three-dimensional images of major cities to create a mobile mapping experience like no other... at least, perhaps, like no other until Apple unveils iOS 6 next week and steals Google's thunder with a comparable maps offering.
Nonetheless, Google had its moment in the sun today as the company demonstrated the 3D imagery inbound for mobile devices in the coming weeks.
There were impressive new features on display as well, including offline use and better 3-D maps. Soon people with phones using Google’s Android operating system will be able to pinch bits of maps on the screen and zoom in and out of things like city plans when they are not connected to the Internet.
Source: NY Times