Dec 11 AT 1:18 AM Taylor Wimberly 6 Comments

A closer look at the new 3D Google Maps for Mobile 5 on the Nexus S

Google’s Andy Rubin showed off the new Google Maps for Mobile 5 running on his Motorola Honeycomb tablet and said it would be coming to the Android Market in a matter of days, but we have yet to see the upgrade roll out yet. The brief demo we saw showed off the 3D maps and new gesture controls, but Google also uploaded a couple of high quality videos to detail all the new features. Check out the demos after the jump.

We still don’t know exactly what devices will support the update, but it is expected to run on most phones that are currently on Android 2.2. My guess is the new Google Maps 5 should be available to download around December 16th when the Nexus S launches.

Source: YouTube

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  • http://Website dagamer34

    It’s only a matter of time until 3D buildings have real world textures!

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      Google Earth has textures for some cities. I agree that is it only a matter of time before we see them in Google Maps Navigation.

    • GRAW

      That’s exactly what I’m waiting for.

  • http://nickedynick.blogspot.com Nickedynick

    What happened to the vector based graphics? There are square tiles loading in the video.

    • http://Website Gary

      The zooming is seamless in the video.
      You’re nuts

  • http://Website Mocha K

    Yet another thing I can’t dowload on my Vibrant.