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Yes, it’s already available and brought us some rather nice changes. What’s new in it?
It’s available as a free download from the Android Market and I honestly like it.
Changes are really welcome. However I’d need to mention its features won’t run every android phone. You’ll need 2.0 or higher like Motorola Droid, Droid 2 and Droid X, HTC Evo and G2, Samsung Galaxy S, аnd Google Nexus S. And yes, these features won’t run Google Nexus One.
I'm using the new Google Maps on a G1 and an Evo. 3D is definitely a no-go on the G1, but the offline improvements will be welcomed on it. On the Evo-- the new functions are superb, although I can't seem to achieve the 3D view depicted in the screenshot above. I'm going to try reinstalling to see if that makes a difference.
This app comes alive on phones with larger screens. Can't wait to see how it functions on a tablet.