Google went about quietly updating their Google Maps on Android, where the Internet search giant decided to throw in NFC support – signalling the possibility of future apps arriving with such support as well in order to take advantage of the situation. The official change would be storage related, where Maps is said to be far more efficient than ever before with regards to its method of storing downloaded map data.


To be more precise, it will not cache images in resolution that is not relevant to your smartphone display, so those who have saved a bunch of offline maps and are grappling with the issue of limited flash space on your device, this latest update would certainly go some way in solving your dilemma.

The new Google Maps will request for NFC permissions during the installation process, where when fully implemented, it might be used for swift sharing of contacts or even feature the ability to access the Android Market page for a game that your friend is playing at that time. Have you given the latest Google Maps a go yet?

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