Google Responds to Angry Android Maps Users and Adds Offline Button

By Gary Cutlack on at

Google thought it was being rather smart in binning its offline map caching support and hiding it behind an odd type command no one's going to know about in its new Maps app update. Thankfully, it's heard the uproar and added visible offline map caching back to Android's Maps tool.

In a Google+ post on the matter, Google said: "...we know some of you are missing an easy way to access maps offline. That’s why our engineering team has been working around the clock to add a "Make this map area available offline" card below the search box for easier access."

Working around the clock to put something back in it just removed. Does this show Google's amazing and lovely and listens to its users, or that it's stupidly out of touch with what people want and that's what led to such a useful and relatively new feature being removed in the first place? [Google]

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