Google has announced that they are bringing the caching mode out of labs in their Google Maps app on the Android platform.
The ability to cache maps for offline usage has been available for a while now. It would soon be available as a regular feature.
People have been asking for the ability to use our maps offline on their mobile phones. So today we’re announcing that offline Google Maps for Android are coming in the next few weeks. Users will be able to take maps offline from more than 100 countries. This means that the next time you are on the subway, or don’t have a data connection, you can still use our maps.